Python and Unicode (was Re: Three new Technical Notes posted)

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Sun Jan 25 2004 - 01:10:02 EST

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    Rick McGowan wrote:

    > #12 UTF-16 for Processing
    > by Markus Scherer

     I was a bit surprised to find that Python was listed as using UTF-16
    (for the internal representation) with the only reference to it being an
    unofficial write-up. Markus may not have had a chance to take a look at
    two references given back in July (on another mailing list).

    > Python's use of UTF-16(actually UCS-2) for the internal string
    > represenation appears to be going away. See
    > Even if it's not going away, Python doesn't seem to be
    > a typical case to take an example of.
    > See also
    > (page 15 and page 27).


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