Hi. I'm Japanese and non-ascii charactor user. (cp932)
We have to use "IME" to input non-ascii charactor in Windows. When "> chcp 65001" in cmd.exe, we cannot use IME on cmd.exe.
So setting codepage to 65001 make output universal but make input ascii-only. Sit!!!
I hope PyQtShell http://code.google.com/p/pyqtshell/ become good IDLE alternative.