unable to print Unicode characters in Python 3
rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jan 28 19:29:08 CET 2009
John Machin writes:
> The only font choice offered apart from "Raster Fonts" in the Command
> Prompt window's Properties box is "Lucida Console", not "Lucida Sans
> Unicode". It will let me print Cyrillic characters from a C program,
> but not Chinese. I'm off looking for how to get a better font.
Thorsten Kampe <thorsten at thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
>"00"="DejaVu Sans Mono"
As near as I can tell the DejaVu Sans Mono font doesn't include Chinese
characters. If you want to display Chinese characters in a console window
on Windows you'll probably have change the (global) system locale to an
appropriate Chinese locale and reboot.
Note that a complete Unicode console font is essentially an impossibility,
so don't bother looking for one. There are many characters in Unicode
that can't be reasonably mappped to a single fixed-width "console" glyph.
There are also characters in Unicode that should be represented as
single-width gylphs in Western contexts, but as double-width glyphs in
l/ // Ross Ridge -- The Great HTMU
[oo][oo] rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
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