[Python-Dev] Support for "wide" Unicode characters

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Mon, 2 Jul 2001 10:20:09 +0200

greg wrote:

> I agree. This can only be a stopgap measure. Ultimately the
> Unicode type needs to be made smarter.

PIL uses 8 bits per pixel to store bilevel images, and 32 bits
per pixel to store 16- and 24-bit images.

back in 1995, some people claimed that the image type had
to be made smarter to be usable.  these days, nobody ever