Unicode question

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Thu Jul 17 17:47:30 CEST 2003


 >>> u"äöü"
u'\x84\x94\x81'

(Python 2.2.3/2.3b2; sys.getdefaultencoding() == "ascii")

Why does this work?

Does Python guess which encoding I mean? I thought Python should refuse 
to guess :-)


-- Gerhard





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