[Python-Dev] Generalised String Coercion

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Aug 8 10:10:07 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Martin" == Martin v Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

    Martin> I think your doubts are unfounded. Many Japanese people
    Martin> change it to EUC-JP (I believe), as UTF-8 support doesn't
    Martin> work well for them (or atleast didn't use to).

If you mean the UTF-8 support in Terminal, it's no better or worse
than the EUC-JP support.  The problem is that most Japanese Unix
systems continue to default to EUC-JP, and many Windows hosts
(including Samba file systems) default to Shift JIS.  So people using
Terminal tend to set it to match the default remote environment (few
of them use shells on the Mac).

All that is certainly true of my organization, for one example.

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