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Unidecode tries to represent it in ASCII characters (i.e., the universally displayable characters between 0x00 and 0x7F), where the compromises taken when mapping between two character sets are chosen to be near what a human with a US keyboard would choose.
This module generally produces better results than simply stripping accents from characters (which can be done in Python with built-in functions). It is based on hand-tuned character mappings that for example also contain ASCII approximations for symbols and non-Latin alphabets.
unidecode is a Python 3 port of the Text::Unidecode Perl module.
unidecode (0.04.9-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #649477) -- Stefano Rivera <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:56:46 +0200
2011-09-23 unidecode 0.04.9 * Fixed Python 2.5 installation issue. 2011-09-22 unidecode 0.04.8 * License change to GPL to fit better with other Python modules and to remove the issue of depending on Perl for licensing terms. * Always return a string object on Python 2.x. Before this patch, unidecode() returned a unicode object on Python 2.x if the input was a unicode object that con more»
Format: http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?view=markup&revision=174 Upstream-Name: Unidecode Upstream-Contact: Tomaz Solc <email@example.com> Source: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Unidecode Files: * Copyright: 2001, Sean M. Burke <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2011, Tomaz Solc <email@example.com> License: GPL-2+ Files: debian/* Copyright: 2010-2011, Stefano Rivera <stefa more»