It’s because of UTF-16. Characters outside of the base multilingual plane (BMP) are represented using a surrogate pair in UTF-16 with the first code unit (CU) lies between 0xD800–0xDBFF and the second one between 0xDC00–0xDFFF. Each of the CU represents 10 bits of the code point, allowing total 20 bits of data (0x100000 characters) which … Read more
When I first started messing around with python strings and unicode, It took me awhile to understand the jargon of decode and encode too, so here’s my post from here that may help: Think of decoding as what you do to go from a regular bytestring to unicode and encoding as what you do to … Read more
I know this thread is old, but for the sake of the topic I managed to get around it using pyperclip in an easier manner in my opinion. Rather than trying to make pyautogui to type special characters, copy them to the clipboard using pyperclip and then use pyautogui to paste them. For instance on … Read more
Try: chcp 65001 which will change the code page to UTF-8. Also, you need to use Lucida console fonts.
Reference: Java Unicode on Windows Command Line Try chcp 1252 or chcp 65001 from the command line. With Lucida Console or other font support.
A continuation byte in UTF-8 is any byte where the top two bits are 10. They are the subsequent bytes in multi-byte sequences. The following table may help: Unicode code points Encoding Binary value ——————- ——– ———— U+000000-U+00007f 0xxxxxxx 0xxxxxxx U+000080-U+0007ff 110yyyxx 00000yyy xxxxxxxx 10xxxxxx U+000800-U+00ffff 1110yyyy yyyyyyyy xxxxxxxx 10yyyyxx 10xxxxxx U+010000-U+10ffff 11110zzz 000zzzzz yyyyyyyy … Read more
In Unicode the value U+FE0F is called a variation selector. The variation selector in the case of emoji is to tell the system rendering the character how it should treat the value. That is, whether it should be treated as text, or as an image which could have additional properties, like color or animation. For … Read more
I am sure there is no technical problem but maybe gmail and hotmail are not supporting that on purpose. This kind of websites have a wide audience and should be accessible from everywhere. Let’s imagine the user have a password in Japanese but he is on travel and go to a cyber cafe and there … Read more
It’s not a comparison with 0xc0, it’s a logical AND operation with 0xc0. The bit mask 0xc0 is 11 00 00 00 so what the AND is doing is extracting only the top two bits: ab cd ef gh AND 11 00 00 00 — — — — = ab 00 00 00 This is … Read more