Support unicode project names

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Issue #332 new
Daniel Holth created an issue

pkg_resources does not support Unicode project names. In safe_name all runs of non-alphanumeric characters are replaced with - or _, which is a problem if you would like to install u"\N{SNOWMAN}" (if it is ever released).

I think pkg_resources should support either Unicode letters or work in UTF-8 internally and allow all bytes > 127 in addition to [A-Za-z0-9_].

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  1. E. Madison Bray

    Should project names even allow unicode? I see nothing about that in any of PEP 241, PEP 314, PEP 345, etc.

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