Re Wide Unicode build for Windows available somewhere?

Christian Wittern cwittern at
Thu Jan 13 03:59:14 CET 2005

> Wide unicode is currently not supported on Windows. A number of
> internal APIs (in particular for the registry, and for the "mbcs"
> codec) assume that sizeof(Py_UNICODE) is 2. Contributions are
> welcome.

>Even with that fixed, Pythonwin would still need a major rework
> to support wide Unicode.

Thanks Martin for your reply.  So this looks rather dim.  I usually
work on a Mac, where wide support is just a matter of

./configure --enable-unicode=ucs4 

so I foolishly thought it must be similar on Windows.  

All the best,


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