[I18n-sig] Python Support for "Wide" Unicode characters

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Thu, 28 Jun 2001 02:56:59 +0200

Rick McGowan wrote:

> I don't suppose that anyone has actually considered just using a 24-bit  
> scalar type?  What would be the downside to doing so?

nothing stops you from using 24-bit unsigned integers, if your
compiler supports them.

Cheers /F