[Python-Dev] Shouldn't I be able to print Unicode objects?

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
05 Jun 2001 19:16:52 +0100


Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com> writes:

> Just catching up on a little c.l.py and I noticed the effbot's response to
> the Unicode degree inquiry.  I tried to create and print one and got this:
> 
>     % python
>     Python 2.1.1a1 (#9, Jun  4 2001, 11:32:33) 
>     [GCC 2.96 20000731 (Linux-Mandrake 8.0 2.96-0.48mdk)] on linux2
>     Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>     >>> u"\N{DEGREE SIGN}"
>     u'\xb0'
>     >>> print u"\N{DEGREE SIGN}"
> 
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>     UnicodeError: ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range(128)
> 
> Shouldn't I be able to print arbitrary Unicode objects?  What am I missing
> (this time)?

The encoding:

>>> print u"\N{DEGREE SIGN}".encode("latin1")


Cheers,
Skippy's little helper.

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