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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [io] Unicode escape/unescape Writer/Reader
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:12:37 GMT
I now have an implementation ready for the reader in the [csv] source code:

I think I'll also handle other escape sequences such as \n or \t.

Emmanuel Bourg

Le 12/11/2011 00:27, Emmanuel Bourg a écrit :
> Hi,
> It seem that unescaping unicode escape sequences (\u1234) in input
> stream is a common need. [configuration] does it for
> PropertiesConfiguration, and [csv] can also decode these sequences
> optionally.
> In the other direction, there is also a need to escape unicode
> characters not supported by a given encoding when writing (see
> I think these features could be implemented as a UnicodeUnescapeReader
> and a UnicodeEscapeWriter that might fit into [io].
> For the reader, any unicode escape sequence would be transformed into
> the corresponding unicode character, or ignored if the sequence is not
> valid.
> For the writer, a target charset would be specified in the constructor,
> and any character not supported by this charset would be turned into
> \uxxxx.
> What do you think?
> Emmanuel Bourg

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