[Python-Dev] Unicode howto in the works - feedback appreciated

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 1 May 2002 01:10:00 -0500

I began working on a Unicode HOWTO a few weeks ago, got a little ways o=
n it,
then ignored it until this morning.  I added a little bit more to it th=
decided I should get some feedback.  You can view it at


Pick your favorite format.

This document is written from the perspective of a dumb American progra=
who has ignored Unicode for too long, not a savvy international program=
who's had to consider multiple character sets for awhile.  Consequently=
, the
content is going to be a lot different than if Fredrik, Martin or Marc-=
wrote it.  I'm mostly concerned with recovering from previous bad decis=
or dealing with implicit encoding information.

Consider it a start.  Feedback welcome.