python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Fri Nov 21 09:16:16 CET 2014

Chris Angelico <rosuav at>:

> Then you need to read more about Unicode. The *codepoint* for the
> letter 'A' is 65. That is not Unicode, that is one part of the Unicode
> spec.

I don't think Python users need to know anything more about Unicode than
they need to know about IEEE-754.

How many bits are reserved for the mantissa? I don't remember and I
don't see why I should care.


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