Mysterious xml.sax Encoding Exception

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Sat Feb 2 17:44:44 CET 2008


Peck, Jon top-posted:
>> Stefan Behnel wrote:
>> No. The internal representation of unicode characters is platform
>> dependent, and is either 2 or 4 bytes per character. If you want UTF-16,
>> use ".encode()".
> Thanks.  The two users having the problem are on Windows, so I think Python
> Unicode is utf-16 in that case.

That's not what I meant with "platform dependent". You can actually decide
that at built time. You cannot rely on a specific internal encoding of unicode


More information about the Python-list mailing list