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Author Rosuav
Recipients JBernardo, Rosuav, asvetlov, ezio.melotti, ned.deily, roger.serwy, terry.reedy
Date 2012-12-19.15:59:51
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I'm experiencing a similar issue. Fresh install of 3.3 today from the .msi installer on the web site, identifies itself as:
Python 3.3.0 (v3.3.0:bd8afb90ebf2, Sep 29 2012, 10:55:48) [MSC v.1600 32 bit (Intel)] on win32

To reproduce: Copy and paste this character into IDLE. 𝐇

C:\Python33>.\python -m idlelib.idle
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Python33\lib\", line 160, in _run_module_as_main
    "__main__", fname, loader, pkg_name)
  File "C:\Python33\lib\", line 73, in _run_code
    exec(code, run_globals)
  File "C:\Python33\lib\idlelib\", line 11, in <module>
  File "C:\Python33\lib\idlelib\", line 1477, in main
  File "C:\Python33\lib\tkinter\", line 1038, in mainloop
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode bytes in position 0-2: invalid continuation byte

(Incidentally, there appears to be a slight difference depending on whether I copy the character in Chrome or Firefox. IDLE terminates the same way, but a Latin-1 app sees the character from Firefox as a letter, but the same thing from Chrome is two question marks (presumably the surrogates).)
Date User Action Args
2012-12-19 16:03:29Rosuavsetrecipients: + Rosuav, terry.reedy, ned.deily, ezio.melotti, roger.serwy, asvetlov, JBernardo
2012-12-19 16:02:28Rosuavsetmessageid: <>
2012-12-19 16:01:44Rosuavlinkissue13153 messages
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