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Write python language in chinese

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“If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I would call it a duck.”

Zhpy acts like python and play like python, you (chinese users) could use it as python.

Zhpy is the full feature python language with fully tested chinese keywords, variables, and parameters support. Independent on python version, bundle with command line tool, chinese shell script capability, interpreter, pluggable keyword system, bi-directional zhpy <-> python code translation, and great document.

Zhpy on python is good for Taiwan and China beginners to learn python in our native language (Traditional and Simplified chinese).

The core of zhpy is a lightweight python module and a chinese source convertor based on python, which provides interpreter and command line tool to translate zhpy code to python.

zhpy integrated a setuptools-based plugin system and in-place ini reference feature for keyword reuse.

The zhpy code written in traditional and simplified chinese could be translated and converted to natual python code. Thus it could be execute as nature python code and be used in normal python programs.

Normal python programs could be translated to traditional(.twpy) or simplified(.cnpy) chinese zhpy source via ‘zhpy’ command line tool.

You could use ‘zhpy’ command instead of “python” in command line to execute source code wrote in either Chinese or English.

Zhpy also provide a method ‘zh_exec’ that allow you to embed chinese script in python; Zhpy could be used as the chinese shell script as well.

Check examples here.


You could use easy_install command to install or upgrade zhpy:

$ easy_install -U zhpy

or check instructions for detail.


You could use zhpy interpreter to test zhpy:

$ zhpy
zhpy [version] in [platform] on top of Python [py_version]
>>> print 'hello in chinese'
hello in chinese

Browse project homepage to get examples in chinese.

check the BasicUsage for detail.

Programming Guide

An C.C licensed zhpy book “A Byte of Zhpy” is available on site. You could freely view it online.

The book is based on “A Byte of python”.

There’s the API document available in zhpy download list, too.

Change Log

You could view the ChangeLog to see what’s new in these version.

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