How to emit UTF-8 from console mode?
rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Oct 2 01:21:23 CEST 2008
> I need UTF-8 because I need to experiment with some OS function calls that
> give me UTF-16 and I need to emit UTF-16 or UTF-8.
<martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>Try setting the code page to 65001, and emit the UTF-8 explicitly.
Hmm... apparently that's not allowed on Windows XP:
C:\> chcp 65001
Active code page: 65001
C:\> python -c "for i in range(0x410, 0x430): print unichr(i).encode('utf-8')"
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
This works though:
C:\> python -c "for i in range(0x410, 0x430): print unichr(i).encode('utf-8')" > x
C:\> type x
[a bunch of Cyrillic letters]
Hmm... "more x" doesn't work, while "copy x con" works but gives an error.
Looks like Windows XP support UTF-8 console output is a bit half-assed.
l/ // Ross Ridge -- The Great HTMU
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