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Python codec for converting between a string of ASCII and Unicode chars maintaining readability

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RotUnicode is a Python codec that can convert a string of ASCII characters to a Unicode string with non-ASCII characters maintaining readability.

>>> import codecs
>>> codecs.register(RotUnicode.search_function)
>>> 'Hello World!'.encode('rotunicode')
Ĥȅľľő Ŵőŕľď!
>>> 'Ĥȅľľő Ŵőŕľď!'.decode('rotunicode')
Hello World!

RotUnicode is extremely helpful in testing your application because it makes it easy to create strings with non-ASCII characters. Example -

>>> import os, errno
>>> name = 'foo'.encode('rotunicode')
>>> os.mkdir(name)
>>> print(name)
ƒőő
>>> os.path.exists(name)
True
>>> os.statvfs(name)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 0-2:
ordinal not in range(128)

This bug is filed at http://bugs.python.org/issue18695.

Supported Characters

RotUnicode converts lower case and upper case characters of the English alphabet and digits 0 to 9 to non-ASCII characters. All characters that are outside this range are left as is.

>>> 'हेलो World!'.encode('rotunicode')
हेलो Ŵőŕľď!
>>> 'हेलो Ŵőŕľď!'.decode('rotunicode')
हेलो World!

Installation

To install, simply:

pip install rotunicode

Contribute

See CONTRIBUTING.

Setup

Create a virtual environment and install packages:

mkvirtualenv rotunicode
pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

Testing

Run all tests using:

tox

The tox tests include code style checks via pep8 and pylint.

Why is this named RotUnicode?

RotUnicode stands for rotate-to-unicode. Or rotten-unicode for those who have nightmares about Unicode. It was inspired by Rot13.

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