Hi, this is a follow-up to the yet unsolved "prompt bug".
A short summary: a coloured prompt (like ) shows strange characters
in the output prompt when Cygwin Ipython is run in a Windows console.
It doesn't show with Windows IPython/pyreadline and with Cygwin
IPython/readline and rxvt.
I found today another issue that might solve this problem, too: I
installed web.py - Alex Martelli's favourite web framework.
When I run "import web" on a Windows console the input and
continuation prompt get severely mangled:
Cygwin Ipython: ??????>>> ??
Windows Ipython: ??[0;32m???[1;37m???[1;36m?>>> ??[0m?
As always Cygwin Ipython/rxvt are unaffected. I don't know whether
Ipython has a bug in this regard or web.py /but/ I think that if the
cause of this error is found then we also have the root cause why
Cygwin Ipython's output prompt is mangled and solved bug #145.