[IPython-user] IPython Color help on windows cmd shell

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Mar 2 01:56:46 CST 2007

Fernando Perez wrote:
> On 3/2/07, Thomas Heller <theller@ctypes.org> wrote:

>> In [1]: class X(object):
>>    ...:     u"the doc string"
>>    ...:
>>    ...:
>> In [2]: x = X()
>> In [3]: x??
>> T y p eX B a s e   C < c l a s s   ' _ _ mS t r i n g    < _ _ m a i n _ _ . X   o b j e cN a m e s pI n t e r a D o c s
>>  t r i n g   [ s o u r c e   f        t h e   d o
> Mmh, very odd.  I don't see that at all under Linux:

> I know so little about windows that I honestly don't have a clue as to
> what the problem could be.  Any suggestions?

Various (GUI terminal, font) combinations, on all platforms, want to render
"Unicode" characters as double-width.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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