Well, if it prints normally it is usually a string. The moment i write some code:
start = "hello world"
start contains a string (since i wrote it), but the moment i fetch input (with for example raw_input, or from the web) i would check which data type i am dealing with (using
You can just temporary add a
type() function, to check what you are dealing with, and then remove it, since most likely this won't change. You now know that raw_input gives unicodes, so you now know (or write it down) that raw_input gives unicode