UTF-8 to unicode or latin-1 (and yes, I read the FAQ)

Neil Cerutti horpner at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 19 18:33:23 CEST 2006

On 2006-10-19, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_666 at gmx.net> wrote:
> In <slrnejf84b.rk.horpner at FIAD06.norwich.edu>, Neil Cerutti wrote:
>>> Note that 'K\xc3\xb6ni'.decode('utf-8') returns a Unicode
>>> object. With print this is implicitly converted to string. The
>>> char set used depends on your console
>> No, the setting of the console encoding (sys.stdout.encoding) is
>> ignored.
> Nope, it is not ignored.  This would not work then::
>   In [2]: print 'K\xc3\xb6nig'.decode('utf-8')
>   König
>   In [3]: import sys
>   In [4]: sys.getdefaultencoding()
>   Out[4]: 'ascii'

Interesting! Thanks for the correction.

Neil Cerutti
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