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Encoder for unicode to RTF 1.5 command sequences

Project Description
Unicode to RTF command code conversion

This module implements an encoder for unicode to RTF 1.5 command sequences; it
can be used to generate valid RTF output with international characters.

Importing this module adds a new `rtfunicode` codec, allowing you to encode
unicode strings to valid RTF bytecode sequences:

>>> import rtfunicode
>>> u'RTF and unicode mix just fine! \u263A'.encode('rtfunicode')
'RTF and unicode mix just fine! \\u9786?'

The RTF command code for a unicode character is `\uN?`, where N is a signed
16-bit integer and the ? is a placeholder character for older RTF readers. This
module sets the latter to the '?' literal for simlicity's sake.


* Python 2.4-2.7, 3.3-3.5


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BSD (simplified), see: LICENSE.txt


Martijn Pieters <>

1.4 (2016-06-13)

* Add a template to make sure CHANGES.rst is included in the

1.3 (2016-06-06)

* Removed limitations section from README as these were removed in 1.1.

1.2 (2016-06-06)

* Correct LICENSE.txt file.

1.1 (2016-06-06)

* Support surrogate pairs by using math text-run groups.
* Drop support for Python 3.1 and 3.2; 3.3 - 3.5 are now officially supported.

1.0 (2012-06-06)

* Initial release.
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