Trouble with utf-8 values
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Tue Nov 5 02:36:02 CET 2013
Ulrich Goebel <ml at fam-goebel.de> writes:
> I have an object (a variable) name
This confuses me. Is it an object, a variable, or a name?
> which gets its value from a PostgreSQL database via a SELECT
> statement, an it sometimes has german special characters as ß, ä, ö...
What is the type of that object? You can interrogate Python for the
answer, by using ‘type(foo)’ which will return the type of the object
named by “foo”.
> Then I would like to insert that value into a table in a SQLite
> database. So I make a cursor cur on the table and prepare a SQL
> statement like this:
> sql = 'insert into tbl values(?)'
> cur.execute(sql, (name,))
What version of Python are you running?
Do you get different results in Python 2 versus Python 3? One of the
biggest improvements in Python 3 is the proper handling of Unicode, with
more explicit rejection of ambiguity between bytes versus text.
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