[Python-Dev] 2.2 Unicode questions

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 00:48:04 -0400

Paul Prescod <paulp@ActiveState.com>:
> I know that you are half-kidding but if you think that
> internationalization is hard now you should have seen it before Unicode.
> Unicode is the *simplification*.

Quite.  If Unicode is a horde of zombies with flaming dung sticks, the
hideous intricacies of JIS, Chinese Big-5, Chinese Traditional, KOI-8,
et cetera are at least an army of ogres with salt and flensing knives.
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