Python usage numbers

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sun Feb 12 23:49:08 CET 2012


On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:11:46 -0500, Roy Smith wrote:

> In article <mailman.5730.1329065268.27778.python-list at python.org>,
>  Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 10:48:36 -0500, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
>> 
>> >As Steven D'Aprano pointed out, it was missing some commonly used US
>> >symbols such as ¢ or ©.
> 
> That's interesting.  When I wrote that, it showed on my screen as a cent
> symbol and a copyright symbol.  What I see in your response is an upper
> case "A" with a hat accent (circumflex?) over it followed by a cent
> symbol, and likewise an upper case "A" with a hat accent over it
> followed by copyright symbol.

Somebody's mail or news reader is either ignoring the message's encoding 
line, or not inserting an encoding line. Either way, that's a bug.

> Oh, for the days of ASCII again :-)

I look forward to the day, probably around 2525, when everybody uses 
UTF-32 always.



-- 
Steven



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