[twill] non-ascii data?
C. Titus Brown
ctb at msu.edu
Thu Mar 12 07:24:56 PDT 2009
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:14:23AM -0400, Chris Abraham wrote:
-> I've been wondering about how to set twill variables to non-ascii
-> values. I have just been using just binary representations like:
-> setglobal event_name 'Flunc Test Party n ?????? N'
-> setglobal event_name 'Flunc Test Party n \346\227\245\346\234\254 N'
-> setglobal event_name u'Flunc Test Party n \u65e5\u672c N'
-> Doesn't the binary representation leave things open to
-> interpretation? I mean, how does twill know how to decode this
-> value? Does it assume utf-8? Is there a way to specify what
-> encoding a particular value is in?
Those are good questions; it just treats them as Python strings being
entered on the terminal, I think, so probably utf-8. I must admit to
being at sea on these issues...
Would it work to allow an optional unicode encoding as the last
C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu
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