[PythonCE] Printing non-ascii characters

Wolfgang Schneider wolfsch at web.de
Mon Mar 17 12:47:56 CET 2008

Hello everyone,

I try without success to print non-ascii characters to the console. 

aStr = 'schönes Wetter'
uStr = aStr.decode('latin-1')    (or simpler: uStr = u'schönes Wetter')
print uStr 

results in 
>>> schXXnes Wetter      (XX indicating non-printable characters)

On desktop Python installations the screen output is as desired:
>>> schönes Wetter 

Whatever decoding I do, I can not manage to get the desired result on Windows CE. Is this an encoding/decoding problem I am unable to handle properly or rather a limitation of PythonCE or the operating system (WM6)? 

sys.stdout.encoding is alway set to 'ascii' and I dont know how to change it. Some article I recently read discouraged from changing the default encoding ?!

I would appreciate any help.


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