[Python-Dev] UTF-8 Mode now also enabled by the POSIX locale

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 12:56:55 EDT 2018

On Tue, 28 Aug 2018 at 23:02, Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> While working on test_utf8_mode on AIX (bpo-34347) and HP-UX
> (bpo-34403), I noticed that FreeBSD doesn't work properly with the
> POSIX locale (bpo-34527). I also noticed that my implementation of my
> PEP 540 "UTF-8 Mode" doesn't respect the PEP: the UTF-8 Mode should be
> enabled by the POSIX locale, not only by the C locale.
> I just modified Python 3.7 and master (future 3.8) to enable UTF-8
> Mode if the LC_CTYPE locale is "POSIX":
> https://bugs.python.org/issue34527
> I also fixed FreeBSD to support the "POSIX" locale as well (3.6, 3.7
> and master branches).
> Note: The C locale coercion (PEP 538) is only enabled if the LC_CTYPE
> locale is "C".

https://bugs.python.org/issue30672 is the open issue noting that it
should also handle the case where POSIX isn't a simple alias for the C
locale the way it is in glibc.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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