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Text & Unicode processing references on the web.

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Hi,
I am starting my honours degree project and part of it is going to be
manipulating ASCII encoded XML files from a legacy database and
converting them to Unicode and doing text processing stuff on the data.

I am new to python ( total n00b ) but am keen to use it as the rest of
the software my application has to extend is already written in python,
plus I've always wanted to learn more about it - so here's my chance :-)

I've written stuff in Java and Perl so I expect I'll pick up the basics
without too much trouble.

Can anyone point out some good "Python & Unicode" and "Python & Text
processing" resources on the net to get me started? Any good book
recommendations?

Thanks a lot for your help.

--
Mr Anthony Hornby RHCE BIT ALIATEC
Library Systems & Technology Coordinator
Charles Darwin University | CRICOS 300K
an************@cdu.edu.au | office +61 8 89 466011

Jul 18 '05 #1
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anthony hornby wrote:
Can anyone point out some good "Python & Unicode" and "Python & Text
processing" resources on the net to get me started? Any good book
recommendations?


As a quick Unicode tutorial, I'd recommend

http://www.jorendorff.com/articles/unicode/python.html
http://www.egenix.com/files/python/U...C2002-Talk.pdf

For text processing, you should read the "Strings" section of the
library reference:

http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/strings.html

Notice there is also a separate section on SGML/XML

http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/markup.html

PyXML has its own documentation page, on

http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/topics/docs.html

As for book recommendations: What language? I would recommend

Fischbeck, v. Lwis: Python 2

:-) It covers all of these topics.

Regards,
Martin
Jul 18 '05 #2

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Hi Martin,
Thanks for the useful links :-)

Anthony.

On Sat, 2005-04-09 at 13:46 +0200, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
anthony hornby wrote:
Can anyone point out some good "Python & Unicode" and "Python & Text
processing" resources on the net to get me started? Any good book
recommendations?


As a quick Unicode tutorial, I'd recommend

http://www.jorendorff.com/articles/unicode/python.html
http://www.egenix.com/files/python/U...C2002-Talk.pdf

For text processing, you should read the "Strings" section of the
library reference:

http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/strings.html

Notice there is also a separate section on SGML/XML

http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/markup.html

PyXML has its own documentation page, on

http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/topics/docs.html

As for book recommendations: What language? I would recommend

Fischbeck, v. Löwis: Python 2

:-) It covers all of these topics.

Regards,
Martin

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Jul 18 '05 #3

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Check David Mertz' book and web site

<http://gnosis.cx/TPiP/>

to start. There is more in some of the list here

<http://gnosis.cx/publish/tech_index_cp.html>.
/Jean Brouwers
anthony hornby wrote:
Hi,
I am starting my honours degree project and part of it is going to be
manipulating ASCII encoded XML files from a legacy database and
converting them to Unicode and doing text processing stuff on the data.
I am new to python ( total n00b ) but am keen to use it as the rest of the software my application has to extend is already written in python, plus I've always wanted to learn more about it - so here's my chance :-)
I've written stuff in Java and Perl so I expect I'll pick up the basics without too much trouble.

Can anyone point out some good "Python & Unicode" and "Python & Text
processing" resources on the net to get me started? Any good book
recommend ations?
Thanks a lot for your help. -
Mr Anthony Hornby RHCE BIT ALIATEC
Library Systems & Technology Coordinator
Charles Darwin University | CRICOS 300K
an************@cdu.edu.au | office +61 8 89 466011


Jul 19 '05 #4

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