Unicode File Names

Jordan jordan.taylor2 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 03:52:42 CEST 2008

On Oct 16, 9:20 pm, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
> On Oct 17, 11:43 am, Jordan <jordan.tayl... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've got a bunch of files with Japanese characters in their names and
> > os.listdir() replaces those characters with ?'s. I'm trying to open
> > the files several steps later, and obviously Python isn't going to
> > find '01-????.jpg' (formally '01-ひらがな.jpg') because it doesn't exist.
> > I'm not sure where in the process I'm able to stop that from
> > happening. Thanks.
> The Fine Manual says:
> """
> listdir( path)
> Return a list containing the names of the entries in the directory.
> The list is in arbitrary order. It does not include the special
> entries '.' and '..' even if they are present in the directory.
> Availability: Macintosh, Unix, Windows.
> Changed in version 2.3: On Windows NT/2k/XP and Unix, if path is a
> Unicode object, the result will be a list of Unicode objects.
> """
> Are you unsure whether your version of Python is 2.3 or later?

*** Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 21 2008, 13:11:45) [MSC v.1310 32
bit (Intel)] on win32. *** says my interpreter

when it says "if path is a Unicode object...", does that mean the path
name must have a Unicode char?

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