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Author eric.araujo
Recipients Nam.Nguyen, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, lemburg, liori, r.david.murray
Date 2011-09-05.16:10:46
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I think it’s not an implicit vs. explicit call problem, rather repr vs. str.

IIRC, in 2.x it is allowed that __str__ returns a unicode object, and str will convert it to a str.  To do that, it will use the default encoding, which is ASCII in 2.5+, so your example cannot work.

Ideas for work-arounds:
- write a displayhook ( that converts unicode objects using sys.stout.encoding
- for 2.6+, test if setting PYTHONIOENCODING changes soemthing
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