Encodings and printing unicode

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Mar 14 15:09:06 CET 2005

Fuzzyman wrote:
> How does the print statement decode unicode strings itis passed ? (By
> that I mean which encoding does it use).


> Under windows it doesn't appear to use defaultencoding. On my system
> the default encoding is ascii, yet the terminal encoding is latin1 (or
> cp1252 or whatever, but not ascii). This means that print '£' works
> fine, yet unicode('£') will raise the UnicodeDecodeError.

This uses sys.defaultencoding


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