In console when I'm trying output Russian characters It gives me ???????????????
Who know why?
I tried write to file - in this case the same situation.
f.write('some russian text')
inside file is - ?????????????????????????/
p="some russian text"
In additional Notepad don't allow me to save file with Russian letters. I give this:
This file contains characters in
Unicode format which will be lost if
you save this file as an ANSI encoded
text file. To keep the Unicode
information, click Cancel below and
then select one of the Unicode options
from the Encoding drop down list.
How to adjust my system, so I will don't have this problems.
Here is a worked-out example, please read the comments:
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# The above encoding declaration is required and the file must be saved as UTF-8
from __future__ import with_statement # Not required in Python 2.6 any more
p = u"абвгдежзийкл" # note the 'u' prefix
print p # probably won't work on Windows due to a complex issue
with codecs.open("tets.txt", "w", "utf-16") as stream: # or utf-8
stream.write(p + u"\n")
# Now you should have a file called "tets.txt" that can be opened with Notepad or any other editor
Try opening the file using codecs, you need to
writefile = codecs.open('write.txt', 'w', 'utf-8')
You need to define file encoding if it contains non-ASCII chars.
p=u"some russian text"
What console are you using? Chances are, your console doesn't support that language. Make sure that your console supports Unicode (and that your app is sending Unicode strings).
To address the update to your question regarding problems with Windows' Notepad: Click File->Save As, and then choose "Unicode" from the "Encoding" drop-down list.
Are you typing in console too or only seing the results in console? This looks a pep-0263 problem as petraszd said.
should work in console (I don't know what is the encoding system you use for Russian)
If you are using a .py file, you need to place
# -*- coding: UTF-8 -*- (replacing utf-8 with Rusian encoding) on the top of the file and I think there is no need for the
print if your OS is configured with the right encoding. (at least I don't need it but I don't know how it works with Russian)