[ python-Bugs-1581182 ] Definition of a "character" is wrong

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Bugs item #1581182, was opened at 2006-10-20 04:13
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Category: Documentation
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Adam Olsen (rhamphoryncus)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Definition of a "character" is wrong

Initial Comment:
Python's definition of a character does not match that
of Unicode.  Python's documentation should, at a
minimum, explain how python definition compares to
Unicode's definition of a code unit, code point, glyph,
grapheme cluster, or character.

Unicode's definition of a character can be found here:
http://unicode.org/reports/tr17/

Python seems to use the Code Units option given here:
http://www.unicode.org/faq/char_combmark.html#7


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>Comment By: Adam Olsen (rhamphoryncus)
Date: 2006-10-20 17:35

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Sorry, I wasn't clear.  I only intended this to be about the
unicode type.

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Comment By: Martin v. Löwis (loewis)
Date: 2006-10-20 09:40

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The Python string type is not at all Unicode compliant, so I
don't see a need to use Unicode terminology to explain it.

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