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Add optional 'encoding' argument to import_pickle #723
Yup, this isn't a bad shout.
I basically view this as adding an advanced 'escape hatch' for knowledgable users who know they may cut themselves but at least we provide the option.
If there is even a chance that adding the latin encoding could compromise data, this is about the best balance we can strike (and it certainly reads that way from what we've seen).
If we go down this route, would be good to add to