[I18n-sig] encoding support for Docutils: please review

David Goodger goodger@users.sourceforge.net
Mon, 01 Jul 2002 14:23:36 -0400

Thanks for your reply, Martin.

> I'd reorder this: (try command line). Try ASCII first, then UTF-8. If
> ASCII passes, it most likely is ASCII. If not, and UTF-8 passes, it
> most likely is UTF-8. Then try the locale's encoding.

Out of curiosity, is there any point in trying both ASCII and UTF-8?  UTF-8
is a strict superset of ASCII, so shouldn't checking UTF-8 alone be enough
for both?  If we don't care what the original encoding was (we just want
Unicode text to process), does explicitly checking for ASCII buy us

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