International characters and Python's string functions on Linux

Alexander Staubo earlybird at
Thu Aug 5 09:37:13 EDT 1999

I'm running Python on Slackware Linux, and it does not seem to provide a 
full international character set in the string.uppercase and 
string.lowercase constants: only A-Z, which isn't enough.

Having studied the string module code a bit, I realize that Python is at 
the mercy of the C API and its string/locale functions, so I'm thinking I 
must probably configure Linux for a specific locale. Right? If so, how?

Alexander Staubo   
"It has taken the planet Earth 4.5 billion years to discover it is
4.5 billion years old." --George Wald

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