Right solution to unicode error?

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 01:44:26 CET 2012

On 7 November 2012 23:51, Andrew Berg <bahamutzero8825 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2012.11.07 17:27, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
>> Are you using cmd.exe (standard Windows terminal)? If so, it does not
>> support unicode
> Actually, it does. Code page 65001 is UTF-8. I know that doesn't help
> the OP since Python versions below 3.3 don't support cp65001, but I
> think it's important to point out that the Windows command line system
> (it is not unique to cmd) does in fact support Unicode.

I have tried to use code page 65001 and it didn't work for me even if
I did use a version of Python (possibly 3.3 alpha) that claimed to
support it. It turned out that there were other Windows related
problems with using the codepage so that I had to do something like

chcp 65001 && python myscript.py && chcp 2521

(It was important for all those commands to be on the same line) I'm
not on Windows right now and I can't remember all the details but I
seem to remember that even with that awkwardness and changing the font
it still didn't actually work.

If you know how to make it work, I'd be interested to know.


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