[New-bugs-announce] [issue11679] readline interferes with characters beginning with byte \xe9
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Sat Mar 26 01:28:39 CET 2011
New submission from Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com>:
To replicate, in Python 3.1 on Linux (utf-8 console):
Copy and paste this character into the prompt. It appears correctly (as a Chinese character). Then:
>>> import readline
>>> readline.parse_and_bind('"\M-i":" "')
Now try to paste the character again: it appears as " ��"
(four spaces, two unknown character symbols), and if you press return, you get a SyntaxError.
This happens with all characters beginning with \xe9: In UTF-8, that's 0x9000-0x9fff. If the terminal encoding is changed to cp1252, I'm told that the same thing can be achieved with é, which is \xe9 there.
title: readline interferes with characters beginning with byte \xe9
versions: Python 2.6, Python 3.1
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