Python STILL prints the wrong international letters

Bruce Sass bsass at
Sat May 19 15:11:41 EDT 2001

On 19 May 2001, David LeBlanc wrote:
> I get what seems to be an entirely bogus number for the cp on win NT
> 4.0sp6a US version on both console and window (idle):
> >>> import locale
> >>> locale.getdefaultlocale()
> ('en_US', 'cp28593')

I don't think locale is really useful unless you are setting it
yourself, or require that your users have their system setup properly
beforehand.  I mean, what can a program do when faced with...

>>> import locale
>>> locale.getdefaultlocale()
(None, None)

- Bruce

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