Question about Tutorial-Unicode

Grzegorz Rumatowski grzegorz.rumatowskiNOSPAM at
Fri Sep 13 04:14:46 EDT 2002

Hello All!

I'm new to Python. Playing with it since some days. And last time I was 
playing with unicode strings. THen I've realized a problem. Okey, I 
thought let's look into tutorial on Looked into it and was 
In the section "3.1.3 Unicode Strings" there is a following example:

>>> u"äöü"

But If I'm trying the same I'm getting:

>>> u"äöü"
UnicodeError: ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range(128)

This whole with Python 2.2.1 on Win

I can't find any explanation. Mayby anyone of you?

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