IPython doesn't handle utf8 strings correctly
The original bug came in via bugs.debian.org (http://
It seems that IPython 0.9.1 is also affected by this bug after a quick check. I have included sample output (of IPython 0.9.1) below.
The test in  worked correctly (as expected), but  and  fail, which they obviously should not.
In : import sys
In : 'ä'.decode(
In : u'ä'
In : 'ä'
|Changed in ipython:|
|status:||Unknown → Fix Released|
|Changed in ipython (Debian):|
|status:||Fix Released → Confirmed|