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Putting Unicode characters in JSON

On 2018-03-23, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 10:47 AM, Steven D'Aprano
><steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:09:50 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>>> I was reading though, that JSON files must be encoded with UTF-8.  So
>>>> should I be doing string.decode('latin-1').encode('utf-8')?  Or does
>>>> the json module do that for me when I give it a unicode object?
>>> Reconfigure your MySQL database to use UTF-8. There is no reason to use
>>> Latin-1 in the database.
>> You don't know that. You don't know what technical, compatibility, policy
>> or historical constraints are on the database.
> Okay. Give me a good reason for the database itself to be locked to
> Latin-1.

Because the DB administrator wont change things without orders from
his boss, who won't order changes without because there's no budget
for that.

OK, perhaps it's not a _good_ reason by your metrics, but reasons like
that are what you find in the real world.

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