[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Apr 29 08:07:10 CEST 2009

> I'm more concerned with your (yours? someone else's?) mention of shift
> characters. I'm unfamiliar with these encodings: to translate such a
> thing into a Latin example, is it the case that there are schemes with
> valid encodings that look like:
>   [SHIFT] a b c
> which would produce "ABC" in unicode, which is ambiguous with:
>   A B C
> which would also produce "ABC"?

No: the "shift" in "shift-jis" is not really about the shift key.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shift-JIS


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