When piping the output of a Python program, the Python interpreter gets confused about encoding and sets it to None. This means a program like this:
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- print u"åäö"
will work fine when run normally, but fail with:
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xa0' in position 0: ordinal not in range(128)
when used in a pipe sequence.
What is the best way to make this work when piping? Can I just tell it to use whatever encoding the shell/filesystem/whatever is using?
The suggestions I have seen thus far is to modify your site.py directly, or hardcoding the defaultencoding using this hack:
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import sys reload(sys) sys.setdefaultencoding('utf-8') print u"åäö"
Is there a better way to make piping work?