[TxMt] Python unicode error (was: r8839 (Python)) [reposting]
throw-away-2 at macromates.com
Mon Jun 2 13:34:07 UTC 2008
On 2 Jun 2008, at 15:17, Alexey Blinov wrote:
> Hmm... little test give me that:
> so... IMO print is better. Isn't it?
Actually both versions are incomplete.
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
If step 3 is omitted, the encoding of stdout will be taken from the
environment, so often it will still work.
The final script ends up being:
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
a = u"æble"
sys.stdout = codecs.getwriter('utf-8')(sys.stdout);
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