printing from Word using win32com
mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Wed Jan 2 01:43:53 EST 2002
Ian Parker wrote:
> In article <3C2D2007.AD251D51 at optonline.net>, Frederick H. Bartlett
> <fbartlet at optonline.net> writes
Oops - I missed the original:
>> print str(item).encode('latin-1')
>> except UnicodeError:
>> print "XXX There was a Unicode Error."
should work assuming item is always a COM string (ie, a Unicode object).
Note that using "mbcs" may be a better choice depending on your user base.
> you're having the same problem I had with Excel. Python defaults to
> ASCII data (7bit - 128 characters). To handle the full 8 bits (256
> characters) you may need "Latin-1".
> I put the following into sitecustomize.py
> import sys
> encoding = 'latin-1'
> This solved all my problems with handling English language MS software.
> I got this tip from Paul Moore, who explained everything much more
> clearly, see email below
I am not too keen on this solution. Python chose not to use latin-1 for
good reason, and while a PITA, I believe that explicit conversions are
better in the long run.
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