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

John Machin sjmachin at
Sun Jun 7 19:47:22 EDT 2009

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?

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