3 entries tagged windows

Windows Unicode versus Python's Unicode

During an attempt to better organize a collection of T-SQL scripts I came across a strange behaviour when converting Windows ANSI (8-bit character data) to Unicode (16-bit character data) which appears, surprisingly, to involve the ancient MSDOS convention of using Ctrl-Z (character 0x1A) to end files.

What do you mean, Ctrl-Z?

WAMP (1): Copying Files

WAMP is a perverted forward-backronym from LAMP, for people who want to do web development, but have some overriding reason to use Microsoft Windows (generally corporate IT policy). To test a web site on Windows, I have a VirtualBox instance set up for my by ievms, and naturally I need to copy files on to it. Which is a problem, because Windows is terrible at that sort of complicated system administration. Read more