[I18n-sig] Re: [Python-Dev] Unicode debate

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <effbot@telia.com
Mon, 1 May 2000 20:39:52 +0200

Tom Emerson wrote:
> Guido van Rossum writes:
>  > OK.  I really meant recoding in UTF-8 -- I maintain that there are
>  > lots of forces that prevent recoding most ISO-2022-JP documents in
>  > UTF-8.
> Such as?

ISO-2022-JP includes language/locale information, UTF-8 doesn't.  if
you just recode the character codes, you'll lose important information.