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Pycharm Won't Do Long Underscore


On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 4:40 AM MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
>
> On 2020-06-24 18:59, Chris Angelico wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 3:51 AM Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:49:36 +0000, Tony Kaloki <tkaloki at live.co.uk>
> >> declaimed the following:
> >>
> >> >Alexander,
> >> >                   Thank you so much! It worked! Thank you. One question: in your reply, are you saying that Python would have treated the two separate underscores the same way as a long  underscore i.e. it's a stylistic choice rather than a functional necessity?
> >>
> >>         There is no "long underscore" in the character set. If there were,
> >> Python would not know what to do with it as it was created back when ASCII
> >> and ISO-Latin-1 were the common character sets. (Interesting: Windows
> >> Character Map utility calls the underscore character "low line").
> >
> > That's what Unicode calls it - charmap is probably using that name.
> >
> >>         Many word processors are configured to change sequences of hyphens:
> >> - -- --- into - ? ? (hyphen, en-dash, em-dash)... But in this case, those
> >> are each single characters in the character map (using Windows-Western,
> >> similar to ISO-Latin-1): hyphen is x2D, en-dash is x96, em-dash is x97
> >> (note that en-/em-dash are >127, hence would not be in pure ASCII)
> >
> > Hyphen is U+002D, en dash is U+2013, em dash is 2014. :)
> >
> Not quite. :-)
>
> Hyphen is U+2010.
>
> U+002D is hyphen-minus; it's does double-duty, for historical reasons.

True true, I should have corrected that name. But the point is,
"Windows-Western" is not a good way to describe characters (I think
that probably means "code page 1252"?). Use the Unicode codepoints for
reliability :)

ChrisA