wxPython unicode/ansi builds [was Re: ElementTree cannot parse UTF-8 Unicode?]

Stephen Waterbury golux at comcast.net
Thu Jan 20 16:55:59 EST 2005

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Jarek Zgoda wrote:
>>> So why are there non-UNICODE versions of wxPython??? To save memory or
>>> something???

Robin Dunn has an explanation here:


... which is the first hit from a Google search on
"wxpython unicode build".

Also, from the wxPython downloads page:

"There are two versions of wxPython for each of the supported
Python versions on Win32. They are nearly identical, except one
of them has been compiled with support for the Unicode version of
the platform APIs. If you don't know what that means then you
probably don't need the Unicode version, get the ANSI version
instead. The Unicode verison works best on Windows NT/2000/XP. It
will also mostly work on Windows 95/98/Me systems, but it is
based on a Microsoft hack called MSLU (or unicows.dll) that
translates unicode API calls to ansi API calls, but the coverage
of the API is not complete so there are some difficult bugs
lurking in there."


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