[I18n-sig] Re: Pre-PEP: Proposed Python Character Model

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@effbot.org
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 11:34:32 +0100

> > In my opinion there should be *no* encoding default. New code should
> > always specify an encoding. Old code should continue to work the same.
> However, matter-of-factually, you propose that ISO-8859-1 is the
> default encoding, as this is the encoding that is used when converting
> character strings to char* in the C API. I'd certainly call it a
> default.

It's not an encoding.  It's the subset of Unicode that you can store
in an 8-bit character.

(If you have a problem with that, complain to the Unicode designers)

Cheers /F