[Python-Dev] Re: [I18n-sig] Unicode strings: an alternative

Florian Weimer fw@deneb.cygnus.argh.org
05 May 2000 18:13:42 +0200

Just van Rossum <just@letterror.com> writes:

> Good point. All this taken together still means to me that comparisons
> between wide and narrow strings should take place at the character level,
> which implies that coercion from narrow to wide is done at the character
> level, without looking at the encoding. (Which in my book in turn still
> implies that as long as we're talking about Unicode, narrow strings are
> effectively Latin-1.)

Sorry for jumping in, I've only recently discovered this list. :-/

At the moment, most of the computing world is not Latin-1 but
Windows-12??.  That's why I don't think this is a good idea at all.