[Tutor] Stuck: unicode in regular expressions

Ron Phillips RPhillips at engineer.co.summit.oh.us
Tue Aug 9 16:45:31 CEST 2005

I am expecting users to cut-and-paste DMS data into an application * like:  +40 30 15   E40 15 34.56, -81 0 0,   81 57 34.27E, W 40° 13' 27.343", 40° 13' 27.343" S, 140° 13' 27.343"S, S40° 13' 27.34454,  81:57:34.27E 
I've been able to write a regex that seems to work in redemo.py, but it doesn't do at all what I want when I try to code it using the re module. The problem seems to be the way I am using unicode * specifically all those punctuation marks that might get pasted in. I anticipate the program getting its input from a browser; maybe that will narrow down the range somewhat. 
Anyway, given the string above, what regex will match the  " and    ' characters, please? I have tried \x02BC and \x92 and \x2019 for the ' , but no result. I am sure it's simple; I am sure some other newbie has asked it, but I have Googled my brains out, and can't find it.

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