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Author pbos
Recipients pbos
Date 2010-08-04.13:58:46
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When reading from piped stdin, python has trouble decoding some special characters.

To reproduce, run the following command from cmd.exe:

  echo ü | C:\Python31\python.exe

UnicodeDecodeError: 'charmap' codec can't decode byte 0x81 in position 0: character maps to <undefined>

I've been able to reproduce this in a German version of Windows Vista, which I use at work. I detected this error when trying to pipe (and parse) output from the ping command, which contains non-simple characters. If I don't pipe and just type into the program, it works just fine, even with "strange" characters.
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