[Python-Dev] str.ascii_lower

Martin v. Loewis martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Dec 29 13:09:40 EST 2003

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I have no idea what adding UTF8 to the local means.  Is this something
> that Python's locale-awareness does or is it simply recognized by the
> C library?

It's recognized by the C library, both on Windows and Unix. The full
format is


By default, each <lang> implies a default <charset>, which can be
overridden. On Linux, <charset> is a IANA name (e.g. de_DE.ISO-8859-15);
on Windows, it is a code page (e.g. german_Germany.1252).


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