International characters and Python's string functions on Linux

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Fri Aug 6 04:25:39 EDT 1999

On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, John (Max) Skaller wrote:
> 	Wrong. Python doesn't use C locale functions.

   What about

import locale
locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, "")

   ? With this, python supports locale without any problem.

> UTF-8 is,
> in my opinion, the best option in Python today, since it

   I don't think so. UNICODE/UTF8 have not only advatntages, but some
drawbacks too...

    Oleg Broytmann        Netskate/Inter.Net.Ru        phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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