python 2.7 and unicode (one more time)

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Nov 23 03:11:56 CET 2014

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM,  <random832 at> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2014, at 18:38, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> ...
>> That is a standard Windows build. He is again conflating problems with
>> using the Windows command line for a given code page with the FSR.
> The thing is, with a truetype font selected, a correctly written win32
> console problem should be able to print any character without caring
> about codepages (via use of WriteConsoleW instead of WriteFile). You
> cannot rely on having the codepage set to 65001, especially since 65001
> isn't actually a fully supported codepage.

Is that true? Does WriteConsoleW support every Unicode character? It's
not obvious from the docs whether it uses UCS-2 or UTF-16 (or maybe
something else).


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