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Unicode (was: Old Man Yells At Cloud)


On 09/17/2017 07:25 AM, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:03 pm, Leam Hall wrote:
> 
>> I'm still trying to figure out how to convert a string to unicode in
>> Python 2.
> 
> 
> A Python 2 string is a string of bytes, so you need to know what encoding they
> are in. Let's assume you got them from a source using UTF-8. Then you would do:
> 
> mystring.decode('utf-8')
> 
> and it will return a Unicode string of "code points" (think: more or less
> characters).


Still trying to keep this Py2 and Py3 compatible.

The Py2 error is:
	UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xf6'
	in position 8: ordinal not in range(128)

even when the string is manually converted:
	name    = unicode(self.name)

Same sort of issue with:
	name	= self.name.decode('utf-8')


Py3 doesn't like either version.