[Grok-dev] Re: Understanding unicode
Philipp von Weitershausen
philipp at weitershausen.de
Sun Sep 23 21:16:04 EDT 2007
Sebastian Ware wrote:
> A recipe for this would be very much appreciated, even if it is a bit
> cumbersome :) Choice fields with only ascii representations are rather
> limited with repect to usability.
Note that only the values= option is problematic here. If you're using
a proper vocabulary, you're fine.
> I have had to use ISO-codes instead of
> country names in a current project and it is not a very good solution.
Then you're ignoring the obvious solution: a vocabulary (or source). As
long as you provide a token that's a pure-ASCII representation of the
value, you're fine. You can use whatever you want for the values (even
arbitrary objects). All you need is a one-to-one mapping from tokens to
To create the vocabulary you can use SimpleVocabulary.fromItems() which
takes a list of (token, value) pairs.
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