[Python-Dev] unicode imports

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 17 10:48:51 CEST 2006

Neil Hodgson wrote:
>    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.

Indeed. Unfortunately, people apparently install an English version
(because they can get that without paying any license fee), and then
create directory names that can't be represented in the ANSI code
page (which would then be 1252). Still, on such a system, the
target folder for programs should be "Program Files".

If people do that, they *should* change the system locale to some
Chinese locale, but being non-admin people, they often don't.


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