utf - string translation

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Nov 23 09:23:28 CET 2006

Klaas wrote:

> It's not too hard to imagine an accentual difference, eg:

especially in languages where certain combinations really are distinct 
letters, not just letters with accents or silly marks.

I have a Swedish children's book somewhere, in which some characters are 
harassed by a big ugly monster who carries a sign around his neck that 
says "Monster".

the protagonist ends up adding two dots to that sign, turning it into 
"Mönster" (meaning "model", in the "model citizen" sense), and all ends 

just imagine that story in reverse.


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