[Tutor] Unicode Problem
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Sat Sep 11 12:14:14 CEST 2004
thanks for your explanation.
> >>> print u'ä' + 'ä'
> is the equivalent of:
> >>>print u'ä' + 'ä'.decode('ascii') # what I don't get is why
> this is called decode ??
I think that's because the value which is 'encoded' in Latin-1 or
whatever and gets 'decoded' to ascii. Maybe they should've called it
'recode', since ascii is a code too.
What I still don't understand, is why the Python interpreter is able
to deal with u'ä' but fails to handle unicode('ä')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe4 in
position 0: ordinal not in range(128)
Wouldn't it be nicer if the unicode function used the current locale
to decode values in range(128,256)?
I apologize for 'kidnapping' a running thread.
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