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Hi,

I need to convert Big5 or GB encoded chinese strings to unicode. It would
be also nice to be able to detect the encoding of the original string.
Search with groups.google.c om I found some links to different projects but
they all look not very active. Can somebody give me a short overview of the
status of processing chinese texts with python?

regards,
Achim
Jul 18 '05 #1
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"Achim Domma" <do***@procoder s.net> writes:
I need to convert Big5 or GB encoded chinese strings to unicode. It would
be also nice to be able to detect the encoding of the original string.
Search with groups.google.c om I found some links to different projects but
they all look not very active. Can somebody give me a short overview of the
status of processing chinese texts with python?


The very short summary: Use the CJK codecs package; it supports all
encodings you might encounter, and it is actively maintained.

As for detecting the encoding of the original string: Forget it. Tell
your communication partners to always properly declare the encoding.

Regards,
Martin

Jul 18 '05 #2

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