[Python-Dev] Re: PEP: Defining Python Source Code Encodings

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 09:36:50 +0200

"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> > To be 8-bit clean it will have to use Latin-1 as fallback encoding
> > since this encoding assures the roundtrip safety (decode to Unicode,
> > then reencode).
> No, that is not true. Any other 8-bit encoding that has all code
> points assigned (e.g. Latin-2, or KOI8-R) would also give you full
> round-trip encoding.

True. Still, Latin-1 gives you the best performance and is also
compatible with the unicode-ecsape encoding which is currently in

I'll add a note about this to the PEP.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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