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+# vim:encoding=utf-8:fileencoding=utf-8
+#
+# odfrecode
+#
+# (c) 2007,2008 Guido G√ľnther <agx@sigxcpu.org>
+#
+# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+# (at your option) any later version.
+#
+# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
+# GNU General Public License for more details.
+#
+# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
+#
+
+class Recoder(object):
+ """
+ base class for all encoders
+ @classvar dst_encoding: encoding of the destination "column"
+ @classvar encoding: name of the encoding
+
+ To write a new encoder simply add a dictionary
+
+ >>> character_table = { "national_encoding_1": "utf8_1",
+ national_encoding_2": "utf8_2",
+ }
+
+ If you don't want to use utf8 as dictionary values specify dst_encoding
+ """
+ dst_encoding = 'utf-8'
+ encoding = None
+
+ def recode(self, character):
+ try:
+ char = unicode(self.character_table[character], self.dst_encoding)
+ except KeyError: # needs no remapping
+ char = character
+ return char
+