Problem with format string and unicode

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Fri Mar 28 21:34:16 CET 2008


On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 21:13:00 +0100, Hans Martin wrote:

> this is probably a trivial problem, but a google search for "python"
> and "unicode" and" format string" gives too many hits: If I specify
> e.g. "%20s" in a format string and the string value contains UTF-8
> stuff (differing number of bytes per character), the length of the
> resulting string (in characters) varies. How can I fix this?

Use unicode strings instead.

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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