(Fucking) Unicode: console print statement and PythonWin: replacement for off-table chars HOWTO?

gregarican greg.kujawa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 14:39:25 EST 2006

Robert wrote:

> (windows or linux console)
> >>> print u'\u034a'
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>   File "C:\PYTHON23\lib\encodings\cp850.py", line 18, in encode
>     return codecs.charmap_encode(input,errors,encoding_map)
> UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character u'\u034a' in
> position
>  0: character maps to <undefined>

Are you certain that this is a valid unicode character? Checking other
values (like \u0020 which is a blank space) seems to work okay. What
does \u034A represent?

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