how to transfer my utf8 code saved in a file to gbk code

MRAB python at
Mon Jun 8 02:20:43 CEST 2009

John Machin wrote:
> On Jun 8, 12:13 am, "R. David Murray" <rdmur... at> wrote:
>> higer <higerinbeij... at> wrote:
>>> My file contains such strings :
>>> \xe6\x97\xa5\xe6\x9c\x9f\xef\xbc\x9a
>> If those bytes are what is in the file (and it sounds like they are),
>> then the data in your file is not in UTF8 encoding, it is in ASCII
>> encoded as hexidecimal escape codes.
> OK, I'll bite: what *ASCII* character is encoded as either "\xe6" or
> r"\xe6" by what mechanism in which parallel universe?

Maybe he means that the file itself is in ASCII.

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