Getting strange characters in the command prompt
Martin v. Loewis
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jan 7 05:52:31 CET 2004
> # -*- 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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