Python prints the wrong international letters

Gaute B Strokkenes gs234 at
Fri May 18 07:16:51 EDT 2001

On Thu, 17 May 2001, maxm at wrote:
> When I try to print the Danish letters æøå I get garbage instead.
>>>> print 'æ-ø-å-Æ-Ø-Å'
> æ-ø-Ã¥-Ã?-Ã~-Ã...
> Has anybody got an idea as to how I can avoid this?

Looks to me like they're being output as UTF-8, but your terminal (or
whatever the windows equivalent of that is) is in ISO 8859-1 mode.
Beyond that, I have no clue.

Big Gaute                     
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