Japanese codecs (was Re: [Python-Dev] PEP 263 -- Python Source Code Encoding)
Barry A. Warsaw
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 17:53:02 -0500
>>>>> "MvL" == Martin v Loewis <email@example.com> writes:
>> I bet we'd win some Ruby converts if we did this <wink>. For
>> reference, I'm thinking about including the Japanese and
>> Chinese codecs with MM2.1 because it makes little sense to
>> claim support for those languages without them.
MvL> That is certainly the right thing to do. If correctness could
MvL> be verified independently, I'd be in favour of including them
MvL> with Python - even though they will likely never get the
MvL> efficiency that wrappers around the platform's codecs would
I'm obviously not qualified to verify them independently, but I have
had some initial positive feedback from a few Japanese users of the
MM2.1 alphas. My second hand information indicates that he Japanese
codecs are pretty good, the Chinese are okay, and the Korean ones need
a lot of work.
Also, it's a bit of a catch 22, in that the more official exposure
these codecs get, the better they will eventually become, hopefully.
I'd be +1 on including them in Python 2.3.