[Sugar-devel] [PATCH Browse] Use UNICODE string to search into places SL #2830

Manuel Quiñones manuq at laptop.org
Wed May 23 19:09:03 EDT 2012

2012/5/2 Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org>:
> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Manuel Quiñones <manuq at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Works for me in my dev machine and in the XO.  Are we safe to assume
>> that the text in GtkEntry is utf-8 ?
> All strings in GTK+ are in UTF-8.
> However, python tends to work in UTF16.
> I am surprised that it is not automatically converted to UTF16 by pygobject.
> What is the data type of self.props.text?

It is <type 'str'>, even if I do in the setter method:

            if not isinstance(text, unicode):
                text = unicode(text, 'utf-8')
            self.props.text = text

> Can you do self.get_text()?

Yes and its return value is <type 'str'> too.

Shall we commit humito's patch, or file a bug upstream?

.. manuq ..

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