Author terry.reedy
Recipients Jim.Jewett, cvrebert, docs@python, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, flox, giampaolo.rodola, nadeem.vawda, ncoghlan, paul.moore, pitrou, terry.reedy, tshepang, vstinner
Date 2013-01-27.20:49:39
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I basically agree with Ezio. The doc currently starts with

Introduction to Unicode
History of Character Codes

It ends with

Tips for Writing Unicode-aware Programs.
  The most important tip is:
    Software should only work with Unicode strings internally, decoding the input data as soon as possible and encoding the output only at the end.

I think the how-to should *start* with that general principle and continue with the specific task-based how-tos from the thread. This will tell people who at least vaguely know the following material how to get going in a practical manner.
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