Setting stdout encoding

Fabio Zadrozny fabiofz at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 22:49:14 CEST 2007


Hi,

Does someone know if there's a way to explicitly set the stdout/stderr/stdin
encoding that python should use?

What I'm trying to do is make python recognize that the Eclipse output
accepts a different encoding (such as utf-8, cp1252, etc). More details on
the problem can be found at:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1580766&group_id=85796&atid=577329

The closest I could get to solving this was running a script that went on
and ran the script that should really be executed through the code below
(which I think is a lousy solution, but the only one I could see so far --
and I also have to keep different versions of that for jython, as in jython
that works without any workaround):

---------------------- script giving error ----------------------
print u"unicode char: >>\xF6<<"

---------------------- script I have to run to make it work
----------------------
if __name__ == '__main__':
    import sys
    reload(sys) #without the reload setdefaultencoding is not accessible
    sys.setdefaultencoding('cp1252')

    #go on and make an execfile on the module we actually want to run (we
have to be careful not to mess up that namespace)
    ....


Thanks,

Fabio
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