[Python-3000] Help on text editors
david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Sep 8 04:12:27 CEST 2006
David Hopwood wrote:
> Paul Prescod wrote:
>>Guido has asked me to do some research in aid of a file encoding
>>I only have access to a small number of operating systems and language
>>variants so I need help.
>>If you have access to "German Windows XP", "Japanese Windows XP",
> Since Win2K there is actually no such thing, from a technical point of view --
> just Win2K or WinXP with a German or Japanese "language group" installed,
This is right...
> and a corresponding locale selected as the interface locale for a given user account.
Correction: the "System Locale" is what determines the ANSI and OEM codepages,
and this is *not* dependent on the user account. Changing it requires a reboot,
so you can assume that it stays constant for the lifetime of a Python process.
> The links below should make this clearer.
I obviously should have read them more thoroughly myself! :-(
> See <http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/DrIntl/faqs/Locales.mspx>,
> <http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/WinCP.mspx>, and
David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>
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