length of unicode strings
mwh at python.net
Fri Aug 23 18:03:02 CEST 2002
teg at redhat.com (Trond Eivind Glomsrød) writes:
> The entire system is running a utf-8 locale... the problem is that
> python doesn't treat is as such, and I don't see a way to make it do
How can python tell that what's coming down stdin is in fact utf-8?
Is there some handy environment variable to check?
> What I'll probably need is a way for python to set all these strings
> as unicode by default...
Well, there's python -U, but I'd be amazed if that is what you want.
> Yes. It boils down to a need to get python to recognize the string as
> unicode automatically and mark it as such.
A literal that goes [double quote] stuff [double quote] has type str
today. Is that want you want to change? Brr. Don't personally like
OTOH, if what you want to do is have u"<utf-8>" work as expected, then
PEP 263 is your friend for source files; doubt there's a solution for
the interactive console.
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