Hy. I'm playing with os.popen function. a = os.popen("somecmd").read() If one of the lines contains characters like "è", "æ"or any other it loks line this "velja\xe8a 2009" with that "\xe8". It prints fine if i go: for i in a: print i: How to solve this and where exectly is problem with print or read! Windows XP, Python 2.5.4 Thanks!