Unicode encoding question

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Sat Mar 15 11:48:06 CET 2003

Jeethu Rao wrote:

> I'm writing a chat server in Python, I thought
> It'd be a good idea to have all the text messages
> in Unicode to support internationalization, But
> I'm not quite sure about the encoding to use.
> I've perused through the Python Unicode Tutorial
> And quite a few documents on the web. But I could'nt
> Quite get a definitive answer.

It doesn't matter, as long as all your chat server clients agree.  UTF-8
or UTF-16 would be the obvious choices; the preference would depend on
the language(s) you'd typically expect to be used over the server.

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