Unicode, stdout, and stderr
frank at chagford.com
Tue Jul 22 08:18:08 CEST 2014
This is not important, but I would appreciate it if someone could explain
the following, run from cmd.exe on Windows Server 2003 -
Python 3.4.1 (v3.4.1:c0e311e010fc, May 18 2014, 10:38:22) [MSC v.1600 32 bit
tel)] on win32
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>>> x = '\u2119'
>>> x # this uses stderr
>>> print(x) # this uses stdout
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "C:\Python34\lib\encodings\cp437.py", line 19, in encode
UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character '\u2119' in
0: character maps to <undefined>
It seems that there is a difference between writing to stdout and writing to
stderr. My questions are -
1. What is the difference?
2. Is there an easy way to get stdout to behave the same as stderr?
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