help in code

Steven D'Aprano steve-REMOVE-THIS at cybersource.com.au
Tue Aug 24 09:15:08 CEST 2010


On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:40:04 -0700, pahi sharma wrote:

> I am new to python .I have a corpus which is written in Bengali and i
> want to read that file using python code.Can anyone help me in this
> matter.

In Python 3, I believe this should work:

f = open("filename", encoding="which-encoding-you-use")
text = f.read()
f.close()


In Python 2, you probably need to do this:


f = open("filename")
bytes = f.read()
text = bytes.decode('which-encoding-you-use')
f.close()


Hope this helps.



-- 
Steven



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