[TxMt] Python unicode error (was: r8839 (Python)) [reposting]

Hans-Joerg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Mon Jun 2 13:45:47 UTC 2008

On 2 Jun 2008, at 15:40, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> 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  
>> comment).
>> 2. Declare the string itself to be a unicode string (done with the  
>> u-prefix).
>> 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.

The process of learning will never become to an end (fortunately) ;)
Thanks a lot!!


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