# datatable.options.display.allow_unicode¶

This option controls whether or not unicode characters are allowed in the datatable output.

## Parameters¶

return
bool

Current allow_unicode value. Initially, this option is set to True.

new_allow_unicode
bool

New allow_unicode value. If True, datatable will allow unicode characters (encoded as UTF-8) to be printed into the output. If False, then unicode characters will either be avoided, or hex-escaped as necessary.