[Python-Dev] Python code.interact() and UTF-8 locale

Hye-Shik Chang hyeshik at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 11:20:41 CEST 2005

On 9/13/05, Hye-Shik Chang <hyeshik at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/11/05, Victor STINNER <victor.stinner-linux at haypocalc.com> wrote:
> >
> > I found a bug in Python interactive command line (program python alone:
> > looks to be code.interact() function in code.py). With UTF-8 locale, the
> > command << u"é" >> returns << u'\xc3\xa9' >> and not << u'\xE9' >>.
> > Remember: the french e with acute is Unicode 233 (0xE9), encoded \xC3
> > \xA9 in UTF-8.
> Which version of python do you use?  From 2.4, the interactive mode
> respects locale as a source code encoding and it falls back to latin-1
> when decoding fails.

Aah, code.interact() and IDLE behaviors different from the real
interactive mode currently.  I think it needs to be fixed before the
next release.  For IDLE, I filed a patch on SF #1061803. But it
may need some discussion because of its trickiness. :)


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