[I18n-sig] Re: Python and Unicode == Britain and the Euro?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@effbot.org
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 12:53:50 +0100

tim wrote:

> The Python Reference Manual says (chapter 2, "Lexical analysis"):
>     Python uses the 7-bit ASCII character set for program text and
>     string literals.

...and then says "8-bit characters may be used in string literals and comments
but their interpretation is platform dependent".

for a non-ASCII programmer, that pretty much means "no native character set".

Cheers /F