[Python-checkins] bpo-32963: Fix the tutorial to state source has a default encoding of ASCII (GH-5961)

Brett Cannon webhook-mailer at python.org
Fri Mar 2 17:10:24 EST 2018


https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/20003f9162631c47b79202316036d13d74484e4c
commit: 20003f9162631c47b79202316036d13d74484e4c
branch: 2.7
author: Brett Cannon <brettcannon at users.noreply.github.com>
committer: GitHub <noreply at github.com>
date: 2018-03-02T14:10:21-08:00
summary:

bpo-32963: Fix the tutorial to state source has a default encoding of ASCII (GH-5961)

files:
M Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst

diff --git a/Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst b/Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst
index 3bf9c62ca87c..6c8609fabaeb 100644
--- a/Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst
+++ b/Doc/tutorial/interpreter.rst
@@ -126,14 +126,7 @@ The Interpreter and Its Environment
 Source Code Encoding
 --------------------
 
-By default, Python source files are treated as encoded in UTF-8.  In that
-encoding, characters of most languages in the world can be used simultaneously
-in string literals, identifiers and comments --- although the standard library
-only uses ASCII characters for identifiers, a convention that any portable code
-should follow.  To display all these characters properly, your editor must
-recognize that the file is UTF-8, and it must use a font that supports all the
-characters in the file.
-
+By default, Python source files are treated as encoded in ASCII.
 To declare an encoding other than the default one, a special comment line
 should be added as the *first* line of the file.  The syntax is as follows::
 



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