To unicode or not to unicode
pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 17:24:55 EST 2009
On Feb 19, 6:57 pm, Ron Garret <rNOSPA... at flownet.com> wrote:
> I'm writing a little wiki that I call µWiki. That's a lowercase Greek
> mu at the beginning (it's pronounced micro-wiki). It's working, except
> that I can't actually enter the name of the wiki into the wiki itself
> because the default unicode encoding on my Python installation is
> "ascii". So I'm trying to decide on a course of action. There seem to
> be three possibilities:
> 1. Change the code to properly support unicode. Preliminary
> investigations indicate that this is going to be a colossal pain in the
> 2. Change the default encoding on my Python installation to be latin-1
> or UTF8. The disadvantage to this is that no one else will be able to
> run my code without making the same change to their installation, since
> you can't change default encodings once Python has started.
> 3. Punt and spell it 'uwiki' instead.
> I'm feeling indecisive so I thought I'd ask other people's opinion.
> What should I do?
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