inserting Unicode character in dictionary - Python

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Sun Oct 19 20:34:21 CEST 2008

> Well, the if no encoding is declared, it (quite sensibly) assumes UTF-8,
> so for my purposes this boils down to using a UTF-8 editor -- which I
> always do anyway.  But do I still have to put a "u" before my string
> literals in order to have it treated as characters rather than bytes?


> I'm hoping that the answer is "no"

Then you need to switch to Python 3.0, when it comes out. Its string
literals denote unicode strings.


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