[Python-Dev] open(): set the default encoding to 'utf-8' in Python 3.3?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jun 28 16:06:17 CEST 2011

On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:43:05 +0200
Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> wrote:
>  - ISO-8859-1 os some FreeBSD systems
>  - ANSI code page on Windows, e.g. cp1252 (close to ISO-8859-1) in
> Western Europe, cp952 in Japan, ...
>  - ASCII if the locale is manually set to an empty string or to "C", or
> if the environment is empty, or by default on some systems
>  - something different depending on the system and user configuration...

Why would utf-8 be the right thing in these cases?



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