[issue5110] Printing Unicode chars from the interpreter in a non-UTF8 terminal (Py3)

STINNER Victor report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 30 16:43:19 CET 2009

STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> added the comment:

To be clear, this issue only affects the interpreter.

> 2) use ascii(), but it adds extra "" around the output

It doesn't ass extra "" if you replace repr() by ascii() in the 
interpreter code (sys.displayhook)?

> The best solution is probably to change the default error-handler 
> of the Python3 interactive interpreter to 'backslashreplace' 
> in order to avoid this behavior, (...)

Hum, it implies that sys.stdout has a different behaviour in the 
interpreter and when running a script. We can expect many bugs ports 
from newbies "the example works in the terminal/IDLE, but not in my 
script, HELP!". So I prefer ascii().

nosy: +haypo

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