On 2016-10-17, Adam Funk wrote:

> I'm using IDLE 3 (with python 3.5.2) to work interactively with
> Twitter data, which of course contains emojis.  Whenever the running
> program tries to print the text of a tweet with an emoji, it barfs
> this & stops running:
>   UnicodeEncodeError: 'UCS-2' codec can't encode characters in
>   position 102-102: Non-BMP character not supported in Tk
> Is there any way to set IDLE to ignore these characters (either drop
> them or replace them with something else) instead of throwing the
> exception?
> If not, what's the best way to strip them out of the string before
> printing?

Well, to answer part of my own question, this works for stripping them

     s = ''.join([c for c in s if ord(c)<65535])

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