[Python-ideas] Fwd: Add Unicode-aware str.reverse() function?

Jonathan Fine jfine2358 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 08:12:00 EDT 2018

Paddy wrote

> I would like to propose that Python add a Unicode-aware str.reverse method.
> The problem is, I'm a Brit, who only speaks English and only very rarely
> dips into Unicode. I don't know how useful this would be!

Excellent post and piece of work. Well done!

Here's someone who might know not only how useful, but also the
wrinkles in doing it correctly:

Yannis Haralambous received his Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from the
Université de Sciences et Techniques de Lille-Flandre-Artois, Lille,
France in 1990. He is currently working as a full-time Professor at
Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom Bretagne, Brest, in the Computer
Science Department. His research areas include digital typography and
representation of text, electronic documents, internationalization of
documents, character encodings and the preservation of the cultural
heritage of the book in the digital era. He is the author of Fonts &
Encodings, to be published by O'Reilly in 2007 (French version :
Fontes & codages, O'Reilly France, 2003).

I know Yannis, so could approach him on behalf of this list.


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