[Python-Dev] unicode imports

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe at gmail.com
Sat Jun 17 06:53:08 CEST 2006

Kristján V. Jónsson:

> Although python has had full unicode support for filenames for a long time
> on selected platforms (e.g. Windows), there is one glaring deficiency:  It
> cannot import from paths containing unicode.  I´ve tried creating folders
> with chinese characters and adding them to path, to no avail.
> The standard install path in chinese distributions can be with a non-ANSI
> path, and installing an embedded python application there will break it.

   It should be unusual for a Chinese installation to use an install
path that can not be represented in MBCS. Try encoding the install
directory into MBCS before adding it to sys.path.


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