[TxMt] Python unicode error (was: r8839 (Python)) [reposting]
throw-away-2 at macromates.com
Mon Jun 2 13:40:58 UTC 2008
On 2 Jun 2008, at 15:34, Allan Odgaard wrote:
> To work with UTF-8 strings written to stdout in Python you need to:
> 1. Declare the source code to be UTF-8 (done with the encoding
> 2. Declare the string itself to be a unicode string (done with the u-
> 3. Set the output stream to be UTF-8 (done by wrapping stdout in a
> codec-aware writer).
> If step 3 is omitted, the encoding of stdout will be taken from the
> environment, so often it will still work.
I should have added that this is actually desired, i.e. to have Python
convert the output to whatever encoding the environment is using.
Most users though does not have LC_CTYPE properly setup (but they
should fix that!).
In Leopard Terminal will set LANG automatically. Unfortunately
sometimes it is set to an invalid value (<rdar://5564288>) and IMO
they should only set LC_CTYPE.
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