I wrote a small package consisting of two modules, wstring and intl. The module wstring is similar to the module string, only that the strings consist of wide characters rather than bytes. The module intl is a wrapper around the Posix/ANSI C internationalization and localization libraries.

Most of this code is outdated by now. Large parts of the intl module was included in Python 1.5. The gettext interface is in Python 2, which also includes a Unicode type which is very similar to the wstring type.

For further information, see the README. If you have questions or comments, please e-mail me.