how to find out utf or not

Dave Angel davea at
Tue Nov 5 15:41:07 CET 2013

On Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:32:57 +0330, Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh 
<mohsen at> wrote:
> Suppose i have a variable such as : myVar = 'x'

> May be it initialized with myVar = u'x' or myVar = 'x'

> So i need determine content of myVar that it's utf-8 or not, how 
can i
> do it?

Use the type() function and compare to unicode or str respectively.
E.g.  If type(myvar)==unicode:


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