Questions on XML

joy99 subhakolkata1234 at
Sat Aug 22 08:13:33 CEST 2009

On Aug 22, 10:53 am, Stefan Behnel <stefan... at> wrote:
> Rami Chowdhury wrote:
> >> I am using primarily UTF-8 based strings, like Hindi or Bengali. Can I
> >> use Python to help me in this regard?
> > I can say from experience that Python on Windows (at least, Python 2.5
> > on 32-bit Vista) works perfectly well with UTF-8 files containing
> > Bangla. I have had trouble with working with the data in IDLE, however,
> > which seems to prefer ASCII by default.
> Defaults almost never work for encodings. You have to be explicit: add an
> encoding declaration to the top of your source file if you use encoded
> literal strings in your code; use the codecs module with a suitable
> encoding to read encoded text files, and use an XML parser when reading XML.
> Stefan

Dear Group,
Thanx for your reply. Python works perfectly for Hindi and Bangla with
Win XP. I never had a trouble.
Best Regards,

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