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Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Sat Aug 6 12:43:13 CEST 2005

cantabile wrote:
> Hi, being a newbie in Python, I'm a bit lost with the '-*- coding : -*-' 
> directive.
> I'm using an accented characters language. Some of them are correctly 
> displayed while one doesn't. I've written :
> -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
> Is this wrong ?

It depends. Are those characters encoded as UTF-8? Or, more likely, are 
they encoded as ISO-8859-1?

> Where can I find a pratical explanation about these encodings ?


Robert Kern
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