Wrapping stdout in a codec

JKPeck JKPeck at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 01:59:32 CEST 2007

On Oct 22, 12:20 am, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_... at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 02:41:17 +0000, JKPeck wrote:
> > We want to wrap the stdout device in a codec in order to decode output
> > transparently according to a particular code page (which might not be
> > the system code page).  However, codec.open requires a filename, and
> > stdout may be a tty or otherwise anonymous.  How can we accomplish
> > this wrapping?
> The `codecs` module has more than just the `codecs.open()` function.  Try
> something like this::
>   sys.stdout = codecs.getwriter('utf-8')(sys.stdout)
> Ciao,
>         Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

Thanks, codecs.getwriter is just the ticket.  Our app may not be
running in the system encoding, so the file system encoding is not

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