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    Re: how do I type Greek letters in Python?

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbornEagle View Post
    I know but it's an excercise from a book and I should type it that way
    What kind of book? Why? What difference does it make?
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    Re: how do I type Greek letters in Python?

    Quote Originally Posted by CptPicard View Post
    What kind of book? Why? What difference does it make?
    the book is "Python programming: an introduction to computer science - John Zelle"

    It doesn't really make any difference, it's just matter of learning to type those characters since I came across them

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    Re: how do I type Greek letters in Python?

    Quote Originally Posted by alan9800 View Post
    the following code shows all the greek letters
    Code:
    for greek_code in range(0x3b1,0x3ca):
        greek_char = unichr(greek_code).encode('utf-8')
        print hex(greek_code), greek_char
    you may find more infos about how to use unicode in your python scripts here:
    http://docs.python.org/2/howto/unicode.html
    thanks

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    Re: how do I type Greek letters in Python?

    This works flawlessly for me.

    Code:
    # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
    
    alpha = raw_input("Type α:")
    if alpha == "α":
        print "ἄριστα."
    else:
        print "τοῦτο οὐ ἐστὶ τὸ ἄλφα."
    Translating the print statements is left as an exercise to the reader.

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    Re: how do I type Greek letters in Python?

    Quote Originally Posted by nvteighen View Post
    This works flawlessly for me.

    Code:
    # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
    
    alpha = raw_input("Type α:")
    if alpha == "α":
        print "ἄριστα."
    else:
        print "τοῦτο οὐ ἐστὶ τὸ ἄλφα."
    Translating the print statements is left as an exercise to the reader.
    Perhaps I've forgot something of what I studied at the high school, but shouldn't the first string be "ἄριστον" instead of "ἄριστα"?

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    Re: how do I type Greek letters in Python?

    Quote Originally Posted by alan9800 View Post
    Perhaps I've forgot something of what I studied at the high school, but shouldn't the first string be "ἄριστον" instead of "ἄριστα"?
    It's a synonym

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