[Python-Dev] please consider changing --enable-unicode default to ucs4

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 00:55:35 CEST 2009

Ronald Oussoren:

> Both Carbon and the modern APIs use UTF-16.

   If Unicode size standardization is seen as sufficiently beneficial
then UTF-16 would be more widely applicable than UTF-32. Unix mostly
uses 8-bit APIs which are either explicitly UTF-8 (such as GTK+) or
can accept UTF-8 when the locale is set to UTF-8. They don't accept
UTF-32. It is possible that Unix could move towards UTF-32 but that
hasn't been the case up to now and with both OS X and Windows being
UTF-16, it is more likely that UTF-16 APIs will become more popular on


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