Getting strange characters in the command prompt

Martin v. Loewis martin at
Wed Jan 7 05:52:31 CET 2004

sebb wrote:

> # -*- coding: cp1252 -*-
> print "é à è"
> ... and I run it in the windows command prompt, I get strange
> characters I didn't ask for.
> Can anyone help we with that problem?

As Irmen explains, this is because cmd.exe uses code page 850
(on your installation). You should write

print u"é à è"


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