convert unicode characters to visibly similar ascii characters

Jim jim.hefferon at
Wed Jul 2 01:55:11 CEST 2008

Peter Bulychev wrote:
> I want to convert unicode character into ascii one.
You have to make some arbitrary choices of what to translate.  Based
on some materials on  effbot's site, and a recipe, I made
which has at least some of what you are looking for.
  $ grep HYPHEN
    u'\N{SOFT HYPHEN}':u'-',
    u'\N{NON-BREAKING HYPHEN}':u'-',
    u'\N{SOFT HYPHEN}': '-',
No doubt I have some terrible gaffes and some things missing.
Corrections appreciated.


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