[Python-Dev] Locale-specific formatting

Oleg Broytman phd at phd.pp.ru
Sun Dec 19 11:44:00 CET 2010

On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 06:21:24PM -0500, Terry Reedy wrote:
> 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
> http://site.icu-project.org/
> 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)
> http://pyicu.osafoundation.org/
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/PyICU/1.0.1

   A month ago there was a long thread that mentioned ICU many times:

     Oleg Broytman            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list