Bigotry and hate speech on the python mailing list

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 10:17:49 EDT 2017


On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:07 AM, Jussi Piitulainen
<jussi.piitulainen at helsinki.fi> wrote:
> I agree with Steven that it's a highly offensive thing to say that ASCII
> is good enough to "most people".

Interesting that this gets mentioned in a thread on bigotry. You could
quite reasonably argue that supporting only ASCII (or one specific
ISO-8859 encoding) is racist, as it makes your system friendly towards
people like yourself (who speak only your language), but unfriendly
towards people of other cultures, particularly Asian ones.

ChrisA


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