[Python-3000] Support for PEP 3131

Daniel Stutzbach daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com
Mon May 14 20:31:42 CEST 2007

On 5/13/07, Guillaume Proux <gproux+py3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is this a bijective translation ?  How good is most people latin
> character reading ability among Hebrew speakers? From the beginning, I
> can tell from experience that Japanese people have great difficulties
> in reading english or even transliterated japanese (which is never
> good anyway because of homonyms)

Unicode identifiers have been proposed before:


Based on those threads, it seems that two empirical criteria that
would sway many in the Python community are:

1) Evidence of positive use and results from languages that already
support Unicode identifiers, such as Java, and/or

2) Support of Unicode identifiers in languages where the primary
language author's native tongue is not based on Latin characters
(notably Yukihiro Matsumoto's Ruby).

Daniel Stutzbach, Ph.D.             President, Stutzbach Enterprises LLC

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