[python-uk] Tell us what you did with Python this year....

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Mon Dec 20 17:46:33 CET 2010

On 20/12/2010 16:08, Alec Battles wrote:
> interoperability is a pain, though, and I find it depressing to work
> with in Python2.x, because it never seems to behave predictably. I
> still have no idea why tokenizing Hungarian text and tokenizing German
> text are not fundamentally the same operation

I have no idea why they're not:

<code - untested>
import codecs

with codecs.open ("german.txt", "rb", encoding="utf8") as f:
   german_text = f.read ()

with codecs.open ("hungarian.txt", "rb", encoding="utf8") as f:
   hungarian_text = f.read ()

# do_stuff_with (german_text)
# do_stuff_with (hungarian_text)


Of course, I'm assuming that you know what encoding has been
used to serialise the text, but if you don't then it's not
Python's fault ;)


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