How to emit UTF-8 from console mode?

Siegfried Heintze siegfried at
Wed Oct 1 06:27:56 CEST 2008

The following perl program works when I run it from urxvt-X console on 
cygwin-x windows

LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 urxvt-X.exe&
perl -wle "binmode STDOUT, q[:utf8]; print chr() for 0x410 .. 0x430;"

This little one liner prints the Russian alphabet in Cryllic. With some 
slight modification it will also print a lot of other alphabets too --  
including Hebrew, chinese and japanese.

It does not work with cmd.exe because apparently cmd.exe cannot deal with 

Can someone help me translate it into python? I would not expect it to work 
from cmd.exe with python, but I am hopeful it will work with urxvt-X!


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