[I18n-sig] link: Lessons learned in internationalizing the ECMAScript standard

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 10 Mar 2000 10:00:58 +0100

Brian Takashi Hooper wrote:
> Hi -
> Python's obviously not JavaScript :-), but maybe there are some lessons
> which can be learned from this:
> http://www-4.ibm.com/software/developer/library/internationalization-support.html

The document makes some good points. I esp. like the sections
about string operations w/r to i18n.

Note that Python also uses
UTF-16 as internal format, it does provide the combining
character properties for all characters, but does not (in the
core) have support to normalize strings. If someone needs
this functionality a Unicode toolbox would be easy to write
using the information from the Unicode database included
in the core.

BTW, the Python CVS version should include the Unicode
patch RSN... I suppose, Guido is going to post an announcement
about this too, so that the code can be put to some real
world testing ;-)

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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