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UTF-8 Katakana

Author:
hdknr
Posted:
April 17, 2010
Language:
Python
Version:
1.1
Tags:
utf8 katakana
Score:
1 (after 1 ratings)

Katakana in UTF-8 check

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        def is_katakana(src):
            r = re.search(r'^(\xe3(\x82[\xa1-\xbf]|\x83[\x80-\xb6]|\x83[\xbb-\xbe]))+$',src.encode('utf8'))
            return ( r != None )

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Comments

shoma (on April 19, 2010):

my code is:

import unicodedata

def is_katakana(unichr):
  unichr = unicodedata.normalize('NFC', unichr)
  for c in unichr:
    if not unicodedata.name(c).startswith('KATAKANA'):
      return False
  return True

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