[2.5.1] ShiftJIS to Unicode?
google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Nov 27 02:00:28 CET 2008
Gilles Ganault wrote:
> I'm trying to read pages from Amazon JP, whose web pages are
> supposed to be encoded in ShiftJIS, and decode contents into Unicode
> to keep Python happy:
> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=Shift_JIS"
> But this doesn't work:
> m = try.search(the_page)
How can you have name "try"? It's a reserved word!
> if m:
> #UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode characters in
> position 49-55: character maps to <undefined>
> title = m.group(1).decode('shift_jis').strip()
> Has someone successfully accessed Shift-JIS-encoded Japanese contents
> with Python?
No problem here:
>>> import urllib
>>> data = urllib.urlopen("http://www.amazon.co.jp/").read()
>>> decoded_data = data.decode("shift-jis")
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