Python unicode and Windows cmd.exe

Guillermo guillermo.listas at
Sun Mar 14 22:22:46 CET 2010

>    That is what happens: the file now starts with a BOM \xEB\xBB\xBF as
> you can see with a hex editor.

Is this an enforced convention under Windows, then? My head's aching
after so much pulling at my hair, but I have the feeling that the
problem only arises when text travels through the dos console...


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