python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Fri Dec 9 07:34:16 EST 2016

eryk sun <eryksun at>:

> Windows NTFS doesn't normalize names to a canonical form. It also
> allows lone surrogate codes, which is invalid UTF-16.

Somewhat related, surrogate codes are invalid Unicode and shouldn't be
allowed in Unicode strings. However, Python does allow them.


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