[Python-3000] Help on text editors

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Sun Sep 10 01:35:32 CEST 2006

Op do, 07-09-2006 te 12:21 -0700, schreef Paul Prescod:
> Guido has asked me to do some research in aid of a file encoding
> detection/defaulting PEP.
> I only have access to a small number of operating systems and language
> variants so I need help.
> If you have access to "German Windows XP", "Japanese Windows XP",
> "Spanish OS X",  "Japanese OS X", "German Ubuntu" etc., I would
> appreciate answers to the following questions. 
> 3. In general, how do modern versions of Linux and other Unix handle
> this issue? In particular: what is your default encoding and how did
> your operating system determine it? Did you install a locale-specific
> version? Did the installer ask you? Did you edit a configuration file?
> Did you change a GUI setting? What is the relationship between your
> localization of Gnome/KDE and your default encoding? 

AFAIK Ubuntu has used UTF-8 as the default encoding for all languages
since the 'hoary' release (version 5.04, which was the 2nd Ubuntu

Jan Claeys

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