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Re: [h5md-user] units module

From: Pierre de Buyl
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] units module
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:40:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 02:09:45PM -0400, Peter Colberg wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:34:15PM +0200, Pierre de Buyl wrote:
> > It seems so. But I cannot read the attached file in Python, can you?
> Yup, works fine:
> import h5py
> f = h5py.File("h5ex_t_vlstring.h5", "r")
> print(" ".join(f["DS1"][:]))                    --> Parting is such sᏠsorrow

Ok, I tried to print f["DS1"][:] but then UTF8 does not display in a IPython

> The units module could define two alternate SI notations though, one
> using short symbols and the other using long identifiers. For example,
> a symbol is "Å" (in UTF-8 encoding), and the corresponding identifier
> is "angstrom" (in ASCII encoding). The former appears more suited for
> human consumption, the latter more suited for machine consumption.

Apart from "Å", what use do you have for UTF8 in units?

> > By the way, I had to find a unicode character table to enter an Å.
> You are missing out! :-)
> There is a wonderful world of Unicode characters hidden in your

Well, it's not yet done for me. Despite a "Multi_key" setting in my .Xmodmap :-/

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