[docs] [issue32963] Python 2.7 tutorial claims source code is UTF-8 encoded
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Tue Feb 27 04:04:23 EST 2018
New submission from Martijn Pieters <mj at python.org>:
Issue #29381 updated the tutorial to clarify #! use, but the 2.7 patch re-used Python 3 material that doesn't apply. See r40ba60f6 at https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/40ba60f6bf2f7192f86da395c71348d0fa24da09
It now reads:
"By default, Python source files are treated as encoded in UTF-8."
" To display all these characters properly, your editor must recognize that the file is UTF-8, and it must use a font that supports all the characters in the file."
This is a huge deviation from the previous text, and confusing and wrong to people new to Python 2.
assignee: docs at python
nosy: docs at python, mjpieters
title: Python 2.7 tutorial claims source code is UTF-8 encoded
versions: Python 2.7
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