Is it possible to print Japanese text without changing the system locale on linux?
the locale that the Japanese prints on is
ja_JP.UTF-8 . But if I set it to
decode('utf-8') it will show all weird.
Here is an image:
You appear to be missing some of the neccessary fonts to print Japanese text, in particular UTF-8 appears to be working correctly, just some of the glyphs are missing.
if you can, install, but don't select the japanses locale, that will get you the needed fonts without breaking your current locale.
In windows if you visit some japanese web pages you get a prompt to install the missing font package.
It worked. The answer is provided by Jason, by setting the locale to
en_US.UTF-8 it displays perfect. Thanks a lot guys. :D
You can print japanese text without changing your locale if you use some utf-8 locale which supports all Unicode characters. If your locale does not use
utf-8 (see the output of
locale command) then
you could change what character encoding is used for I/O by setting
$ PYTHONIOENCODING=utf-8 python your-script.py
Make sure the text is stored as Unicode (
unicode type on Python 2,
str (the default) type on Python 3). Print Unicode strings directly, don't encode them to bytes manually.