Oleg Broytmann writes:
Dirkjan, how does Mercurial handles charsets? If I have three files in my repository - one in utf-8, another in koi8-r, and the third in cp1251 encoding - I certainly don't want to convert them back and force, but I want hg web interface to provide charset in the Content-Type header.
How is this relevant to PEP 385? I hope the answer is "not at all". I've been there, done that, and my answer is "never again". (I'm not telling you what to do with *your* repository, just that I don't see any good reason for having any encodings but UTF-8 in Python's.)