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Python Unicode Casting on Variable Bug

user1130 Published in June 23, 2018, 7:53 am

I've found out this weird python2 behavior related to unicode and variable:

>>> u"\u2730".encode('utf-8').encode('hex')

This is the expected result I need, but I want to dynamically control the first part ("u\u2730")

>>> type(u"\u2027")
<type 'unicode'>

Good, so the first part is casted as unicode. Now declaring a string variable and casting it to unicode:

>>> a='20'
>>> b='27'
>>> myvar='\u'+a+b.decode('utf-8')
>>> type(myvar)
<type 'unicode'>
>>> print myvar

It seems that now I can use the variable in my original code, right?

>>> myvar.encode('utf-8').encode('hex')

The results, as you can see, is not the original one. It seems that python is treating 'myvar' as string instead of unicode. Do I miss something?

Anyway, my final goal is to loop Unicode from \u0000 to \uFFFF, cast them as string and cast the string as HEX. Is there an easy way?

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