[Pythonmac-SIG] Unicode Filenames on the Mac

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Jul 14 21:39:59 CEST 2005

On Jul 14, 2005, at 9:17 AM, Nick Matsakis wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> HFS actually uses UTF-16 internally, but the POSIX layer is UTF-8.
>> It will bite you if you expect the code to work on other platforms.
>> Not all platforms use UTF-8 for their filesystem encoding.
> I don't care about other platforms, but I assume from your message  
> that
> sending 'unicode' strings to system modules is safe (and a best  
> practice
> too?).



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