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Author terry.reedy
Recipients JBernardo, Ramchandra Apte, Rosuav, William.Schwartz, asvetlov, ezio.melotti, loewis, ned.deily, python-dev, roger.serwy, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
Date 2015-11-06.03:16:16
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I am puzzled at the following.  Some reported today that IDLE crashed when pasting the Snake emoji U+1F40D 🐍.  I copied from Thunderbird and pasted in IDLE on Win10, with same UnicodeDecodeError as before.  I then ran this simple code

from tkinter import *  # 3.4, 3.5, 2.7 with Tkinter
root = Tk()
text = Text(root)
text.focus_set()  # required to work

pasted the char there, and to my surprise, a black & white version of the snake appeared. How?  I thought tk does not support astral chars? I copied from the Text window to paste above, where it is green for me.
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