[Python-ideas] Py3 unicode impositions
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Feb 13 07:30:34 CET 2012
Sorry for the self-reply, but this should be clarified.
Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
> know. I occasionally get asked by Japanese people why files I send in
> UTF-8 are broken; it invariably turns out that they sent me a file in
> Shift JIS that contained a non-JIS (!) character and my software
> translated it to REPLACEMENT CHARACTER before sending as UTF-8.
Ie, the breakage that you're likely to encounter in using UTF-8
wherever possible is *very* minor, and typically related to somebody
else failing to conform to standards.
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