CP65001 fails (was re: ...)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Dec 14 19:43:41 CET 2013

On 12/14/2013 9:03 AM, wxjmfauth at gmail.com wrote:

> D:\>chcp 65001
> Page de codes active : 65001
> D:\>echo "*"
> "*"

Try pasting *your* original echo command: echo "ሴé€㑖Ѓ⌴*"

To repeat, here is what I see:
C:\Users\Terry>echo "?‚????*"

C:\Users\Terry>chcp 65001
Active code page: 65001

C:\Users\Terry>echo "*"
The system cannot write to the specified device.
To repeat, the second time I paste: echo "ሴé€㑖Ѓ⌴*"
but Command Prompt only displays: echo "*". Typing in the latter, 
ascii-only, command is meaningless.

A similar test:

C:\Users\Terry>chcp 65001
Active code page: 65001

Not enough memory.
This was reported by Victor Stinner as part of
to explain how cp65001 causes behavior like this with Python's 
interactive help() function (which more for paging on Windows).

 >>> help(str)
Not enough memory.

for other reports that cp65001 fails. It is not just me.

Terry Jan Reedy

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