[issue2512] decide what to do with gettext API

Benjamin Peterson report at bugs.python.org
Sat Mar 29 23:08:32 CET 2008

New submission from Benjamin Peterson <musiccomposition at gmail.com>:

The gettext module currently has functions and methods beginning with
"u" to designate functions which return unicode objects. The install
function/method also has a "unicode" parameter. These are obviously
useless in Py3k. The attached patch removes the u prefixed functions and
and unicode parameters. Docs updates are included.

PS. If you're interested, the Bazaar branch I developed this on is at

components: Library (Lib)
keywords: patch
messages: 64733
nosy: barry, benjamin.peterson
priority: critical
severity: normal
status: open
title: decide what to do with gettext API
type: feature request
versions: Python 3.0

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