individually updating unicodedata db?
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Tue Mar 23 02:27:28 CET 2010
Vlastimil Brom wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just tried to find some information about the unicodedata database
> and the possibilities of updating it to the latest version of the
> unicode standards (currently 5.2, while python supports 5.1 in the
> latest versions).
> An option to update this database individually might be useful as the
> unicode standard updates seem to be more frequent than the official
> python releases (and not every release is updated to the latest
> available unicode db version either).
> Am I right, that this is not possible without recompiling python from source?
> I eventually found the promissing file
> which required the following files from the unicode database to be in
> the same folder:
> and also
> After a minor correction - addig the missing "import re" - the script
> was able to run and recreate the above h files.
> I guess, I am stuck here, as I use the precompiled version supplied in
> the windows installer and can't compile python from source to obtain
> the needed unicodedata.pyd.
> Or are there any possibilities I missed to individually upgrade the
> unicodedata databese? (Using Python 2.6.5, Win XPh SP3)
> Thanks in advance for any hints,
From the look of it the Unicode data is compiled into the DLL, but I
don't see any reason, other than speed, why preprocessed data couldn't
be read from a file at startup by the DLL, provided that the format
hasn't changed, eg new fields added, without affecting the DLL's
interface to the rest of Python.
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