raw_input() and utf-8 formatted chars

kyosohma at gmail.com kyosohma at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 21:18:05 CEST 2007

On Oct 12, 1:53 pm, 7stud <bbxx789_0... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> s = 'A\xcc\x88'   #capital A with umlaut
> print s           #displays capital A with umlaut
> s = raw_input('Enter: ')   #A\xcc\x88
> print s                    #displays A\xcc\x88
> print len(input)           #9
> It looks like every character of the string I enter in utf-8 is being
> interpreted literally as 9 separate characters rather than one
> character.  How do I enter a capital A with an umlaut so that python
> treats it as one character?

I don't know. This works for me:

>>> x = raw_input('Enter: ')
Enter: ä
>>> len(x)

I'm using Python 2.4 with Default Source Encoding set to None on
Windows XP SP2.


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