PEP: Defining Python Source Code Encodings

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at
Fri Jul 27 12:13:55 CEST 2001

25 Jul 2001 17:35:33 +0200, Carel Fellinger <cfelling at> pisze:

> Me being stupid, I wonder how I'm going to access goodies hidden in
> foreign alfabet scripts.  Say is encoded in Japanese
> and I'm to use the classes and functions in them that have Japanese
> names, how am I supposed to call them in my Dutch encoded script?

I suspect that if foreign characters are allowed in identifiers,
the recommended practice would be to make each feature available
under an ASCII name too.

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