[Python-Dev] Import and unicode: part two

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Wed Jan 26 14:24:15 CET 2011


On Jan 26, 2011, at 4:40 AM, Victor Stinner wrote:
> During
> Python 3.2 development, we tried to be able to use a filesystem encoding
> different than the locale encoding (PYTHONFSENCODING environment
> variable): but it doesn't work simply because Python is not alone in the
> OS. Except Python, all programs speak the same "language": the locale
> encoding. Let's try to give you an example: if create a module with a
> name encoded to UTF-8, your file browser will display mojibake.

Is that really true? I'm pretty sure GTK+ treats all filenames as UTF-8 no matter what the locale says. (over-rideable by G_FILENAME_ENCODING or G_BROKEN_FILENAMES)

James


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