Leif K-Brooks eurleif at ecritters.biz
Sat Mar 10 15:36:33 CET 2007

Laurent Pointal wrote:
> You should prefer to put 
>         # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- 
> at the begining of your sources files. With that you are ok with all Python
> installations, whatever be the defautl encoding.
> Hope this will become mandatory in a future Python version.

The default encoding specifies how Unicode strings are implicitly 
converted into byte strings. The code you gave specifies how Unicode 
string literals in a file are encoded, which is something completely 

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