[Python-Dev] Locale-specific formatting

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Dec 19 00:21:24 CET 2010

On 12/18/2010 10:33 AM, Oleg Broytman wrote:

>     This is quite a known problem, not specific to Python. Locale
> settings are global for a process, and this is one of the thousands
> reasons why locale is considered so horrible.
>     ICU is perhaps the only way around the problem.

This is about the third mention of 'ICU' in the last few weeks, so I 
looked it up: International Components for Unicode
Several libraries (C/C++,Java), including prebuilt binaries for Windows 
(and some others).
There is already a Python .cpp wrapper (but no Windows binaries, which 
limits usefulness)

Terry Jan Reedy

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