[docs] [issue27344] zipfile *does* support utf-8 filenames

Serhiy Storchaka report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jun 24 13:29:12 EDT 2016

Serhiy Storchaka added the comment:

This note looks outdated.

In 2.x 8-bit file names are written as is, implying cp437 or what your consumers expect. Unicode file names are encoded to ascii or utf-8 (with setting utf-8 flag). In 3.x only Unicode file names are accepted, and they always are encoded to ascii or utf-8. There is no way to write non-ascii non-utf-8 file names. cp437 is not used at all.

Maybe just remove this misleading note?


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