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    Python interpreter coding?

    # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
    The above is a line of code I like to put in most of my Python scripts. This makes everything work as if it's UTF-8 without having to go through lots of coding differences and rigmarole (no typing u"á"; just "á"). Particularly in this case, I don't end up having to see and deal with sequences like this: '\xc3\xa1'

    Anyway, I'm just wondering how to do the same thing from the Python interpreter. Any ideas? Is there a config setting somewhere?

    I'm aware that half of the escape sequence output I'm getting is probably the terminal's fault, but I'm just wondering what the equivalent to the code I cited above is.
    Last edited by kumoshk; May 10th, 2013 at 03:36 AM.

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