problems with regex in Japanese?

Erno Kuusela erno-news at
Fri Aug 10 19:33:01 CEST 2001

In article <100820011007233964%joe at>, Joe Strout
<joe at> writes:

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| My company is using the PCRE library in an international product.  But
| we're discovering some problems with its UTF-8 support, which is
| causing grief for our Japanese users (and others).  Since (AIUI) Python
| also uses PCRE, I'm wondering if the Python community has encountered
| these problems, and how they've been handled?

python no longer uses pcre, the pcre based regexp module
was replaced by a new unicode-aware implementation called sre (written
by Fredrik Lundh). sre is much faster too...

  -- erno

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