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

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 22:16:02 +0200

Skip Montanaro wrote:
>     Michael> Well, what would you have
>     >>>> print u"\N{DEGREE SIGN}"
>     Michael> (or equivalently
>     Michael> str(u"\N{DEGREE SIGN}")
>     Michael> since we're eventually going to have to stuff an 8-bit string
>     Michael> down stdout) do?
> How about if print calls the .encode("latin1") method for me it gets an
> ASCII encoding error?  If "latin1" isn't a reasonable default choice, it
> could pick an encoding based on the current locale.

Please see Lib/site.py for details on how to enable all these
goodies -- it's all there, just disabled and meant for super-users
only ;-)

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