[I18n-sig] repost: py16a2p1 IDLE annoyance
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 14:24:41 +0900
Ooops , The post with Japanese characters is not suitable here.
Ok, I will try again.
Thank you Guido for updating IDLE shell string input features according to
my private mail.
I've just got your py1.6a2p1 from the site
and tried. I hate to say like this but
IDLE shell is worse than before.
Here is another my story.
IDLE shell now has a consistant behavior to command line shell
except appearance on Win98 !
While Input string is saved as a Proper native encoded string (Shift JIS ),
echo backed string looks broken on the screen.
So user can not see the griph at all !
On Py1.6a2p1 IDLE Shell with Win98 Japanese Edition
# When Type Japanese alphabet A
(please take this as a Japanese character)
>>> s = raw_input("Echo backed broken griph")
'\202\240' # SHift JIS encoding for the input
>>> print s
Echo backed broken griph
>>> u = unicode( s,"mbcs")
u'\u3042' # UTF-8 encoding for s
A proper griph comes up
Tk8.3 seems to handle only UTF-8 strings,
so I think IDLE have to go with them.
I hope IDLE allows to customize shell
encoding so that unicode object is created
automatically from key input.