On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull email@example.com wrote:
Note that even if you have a UTF-8 input source, some users are likely to be surprised because IIRC Python doesn't canonicalize in its codecs; that is left for higher-level libraries. Linux UTF-8 is usually NFC normalized, while Mac UTF-8 is NFD normalized.
Note that that is perfectly legal Unicode.
It's legal Unicode, but it doesn't mean what he typed in. This means:
'\xce' LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH CIRCUMFLEX '\xb1' PLUS-MINUS SIGN
but the original input was:
'\u03b1' GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA