how to get my character?

Dave Angel d at
Thu Jan 26 08:17:49 EST 2012

On 01/26/2012 07:52 AM, contro opinion wrote:
> my system:xp+python27 the codec, xp gbk;python 27 ascii
>  a = '你好'
> a
> '\xc4\xe3\xba\xc3'
> print a
> 你好
> '\xc4\xe3\xba\xc3'.decode('gbk')
> u'\u4f60\u597d'
> '\xc4\xe3\xba\xc3'.encode('gbk')
> Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in UnicodeDecodeError:
> 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc4 in position 0: ordinal not in
> range(128)
>  how can i get "你好" from '\xc4\xe3\xba\xc3' ?
I don't have 'gbk' as my encoding. But on your system, if you simply
print it, you should get the proper characters.

a = '\xc4\xe3\xba\xc3'
print repr(a)
print a

And see if it now make sense. You're looking at the encoded form of the
two characters. You could decode it to the two-character unicode string,
as you showed above. But it makes no sense to try to encode something
that's already encoded.



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