I found this question which has a perfect answer. However, I noted that the OP does not seem to understand well some point of his own problem - specifically, how the Python
unicode() function works and, in fact, how encoding works as well. I was almost posting an answer complementing the previous answer, explaining how the function works and suggesting this link about encoding.
However, I stopped and wondered if it would be acceptable. It may have some problems:
- it can sound as an arrogant commentary answering what was not asked.
- I may look like some guy posting vaguely related answers trying to get some vote.
- It could be considered just plainly off topic.
On the other hand, it can be a good thing to do:
- It can make it clearer to the OP.
- Some people who finds this question in Google may find my answer useful.
- My answer would give some theoretical background to the straightforward answer.
What do you all think? Would it be acceptable or recommended to post my answer?