conversion to and from unicode strings
gh at ghaering.de
Mon Oct 27 09:59:28 CET 2008
> hello group,
> i want to represent and store a string u'\x00\x07\xa7' as
> '\x00\x07\xa7'. any ideas on how to achieve this.
You want to store it in the form of the repr() of the string? It is
possible to use repr() to get a bytestring to store and to use eval() to
create a unicode string of that bytestring again. But that's just bad.
It's much better to use a encoding that can represent all Unicode
characters like UTF-8.
>>> s = u'\x00\x07\xa7'
>>> bytestr = s.encode("utf-8")
>>> out_str = unicode(bytestr, "utf-8")
>>> out_str == s
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