unicode bit me

J. Cliff Dyer jcd at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri May 8 21:04:55 CEST 2009


On Fri, 2009-05-08 at 07:53 -0700, anuraguniyal at yahoo.com wrote:
> #how can I print a list of object which may return unicode
> representation?
> # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
> 
> class A(object):
> 
>     def __unicode__(self):
>         return u"©au"
> 
>     __str__ = __repr__ = __unicode__
> 

Your __str__ and __repr__ methods don't return strings.  You should
encode your unicode to the encoding you want before you try to print it.

class A(object):
    def __unicode__(self):
        return u"©au"

    def get_utf8_repr(self):
        return self.__unicode__().encode('utf-8')

    def get_koi8_repr(self):
        return self.__unicode__().encode('koi-8')

    __str__ = __repr__ = self.get_utf8_repr

> a = A()
> 
> try:
>     print a # doesn't work?
> except UnicodeEncodeError,e:
>     print e
> try:
>     print unicode(a) # works, ok fine, great
> except UnicodeEncodeError,e:
>     print e
> try:
>     print unicode([a]) # what!!!! doesn't work?
> except UnicodeEncodeError,e:
>     print e
> """
> Now how can I print a list of object which may return unicode
> representation?
> loop/map is not an option as it goes much deepr in my real code
> any can anyoen explain what is happening here under the hood?
> """
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