Some day, everyone will have their act together when it comes to encoding and decoding
of strings that have meaning. Until then, we need hacks.
This is what I do in Python programs that print to the screen. Currently I try to make my
Python code work in both Python 2 and Python 3 - I look forward to being able to ditch
Python 2, but not yet.
This way, my programs don’t croak when they encounter Unicode codepoints.
This is mostly better in Python 3.5 and up, but still not totally seamless.
Windows cmd encoding change causes Python crash
Python, Unicode, and the Windows console
Python Helpers for String/Unicode Encoding, Decoding and Printing
Print to the console in Python without UnicodeEncodeErrors - note, this did not work for me in Python 2.7.9
Defining Python Source Code Encodings - I think this is irrelevant now, doesn’t Python assume that your source code is UTF-8?
Setting the correct encoding when piping stdout in Python
Writing unicode strings via sys.stdout in Python