[Python-Dev] Generalised String Coercion

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Aug 8 10:26:37 CEST 2005

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> 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).

Right: that might be the biggest problem. ls(1) would not display
the file names of the remote servers in any readable way.

Thanks for the confirmation.


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