Hey guess what, we need to deal with Unicode strings in Python too! Unicode strings are a different type than normal strings. Swig easily maps 'some string' to char* or std::string, but doesn't seem to want to map u'some string'. You have to convert it with string.encode("ascii") or something like that. Might Swig map u'some string' to wchar_t* or wstring? I'll have to try it and find out.
... Been thinking a bit more, I guess we could say that in general, textual Property data should be only utf-8 and no other encoding. Certain textual property datatypes restrict the characters allowed anyway, for instance ints and floats, and the characters those are restricted to would be plain ascii compatible anyway. Then property just needs wstring methods I guess. I'm still not sure about object names and URLs. I have a feeling that we should hold off on that. That could get pretty complicated. Is there any reason to support other charsets like the windows encodings or the "koi" encodings or whatever-- do they offer anytheng that unicode doesn't (other than existing documents in those charsets)? Reed _______________________________________________ vos-d mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.interreality.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vos-d