[XML-SIG] Re: [I18n-sig] Re: [Python-Dev] Unicode debate
Henry S. Thompson
05 May 2000 09:19:07 +0100
Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> writes:
> > I think I hear a moderate consensus developing that the 'ASCII
> > proposal' is a reasonable compromise given the time constraints. But
> > let's not fail to come back to this ASAP -- it _really_ narcs me that
> > every time I load XML into my Python-based editor I'm going to convert
> > large amounts of wide-string data into UTF-8 just so Tk can convert it
> > back to wide-strings in order to display it!
> Thanks -- but that's really Tcl's fault, since the only way to get
> character data *into* Tcl (or out of it) is through the UTF-8
> And is your XML really stored on disk in its 16-bit format?
No, I have no idea what encoding it's in, my XML parser supports over
a dozen encodings, and quite sensibly always delivers the content, as
per the XML REC, as wide-strings.
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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