NameError: global name 'unicode' is not defined - in Python 3
I am trying to use a Python package called bidi. In a module in this package (algorithm.py) there are some lines that give me error, although it is part of the package.
Here are the lines:
# utf-8 ? we need unicode if isinstance(unicode_or_str, unicode): text = unicode_or_str decoded = False else: text = unicode_or_str.decode(encoding) decoded = True
and here is the error message:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "<pyshell#25>", line 1, in <module> bidi_text = get_display(reshaped_text) File "C:\Python33\lib\site-packages\python_bidi-0.3.4-py3.3.egg\bidi\algorithm.py", line 602, in get_display if isinstance(unicode_or_str, unicode): NameError: global name 'unicode' is not defined
How should I re-write this part of the code so it works in Python3? Also if anyone have used bidi package with Python 3 please let me know if they have found similar problems or not. I appreciate your help.
Python 3 renamed the
unicode type to
str, the old
str type has been replaced by
if isinstance(unicode_or_str, str): text = unicode_or_str decoded = False else: text = unicode_or_str.decode(encoding) decoded = True
Last but not least, you could just try to use the
2to3 tool to see how that translates the code for you.