Unicode universe (was Re: Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Dec 30))

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Jan 4 16:18:15 CET 2005

In article <1104849206.111461.70500 at c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
 <michele.simionato at gmail.com> wrote:
>BTW what's the difference between .encode and .decode ?
>(yes, I have been living in happy ASCII-land until now ... ;)

Here's the stark simple recipe: when you use Unicode, you *MUST* switch
to a Unicode-centric view of the universe.  Therefore you encode *FROM*
Unicode and you decode *TO* Unicode.  Period.  It's similar to the way
floating point contaminates ints.
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