Converting DD MM YYYY into YYYY-MM-DD?
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Aug 18 12:03:47 CEST 2009
Gilles Ganault <nospam at nospam.com> writes:
> dateinscription = "11 Août 2008"
For any text string that's not ASCII, you should specify it as Unicode.
(Actually, you should specify text as Unicode anyway.) For a literal
dateinscription = u"11 Août 2008"
If you're using exclusively Python 3, you will get Unicode text literals
by default; but I assume you're using Python 2 based on existing
The principles of handling text in Python: Get it to internal Unicode
objects as soon as possible, handle it as Unicode for as long as
possible, and only encode it to some byte stream for output as late as
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