Unicode error in exefied Python script

Christian Bretterklieber cb at orcl.net
Mon Jan 20 12:09:52 CET 2003

Martin v. L?wis <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:

>>   The error message it throws is "UnicodeError: ASCII decoding error:
>> Ordinal not in range (128)". Interestingly enough, the script as is
>> works, just not the exefied version (The --packages encodings option to
>> py2exe was given, of course).

> Perhaps you have changed the system default encoding in site.py? You
> should not do this.

  I did, as I said in my first post. But I only did it after the error
occured the first time. And this was mentioned in some posts I found on
the Net. I think it's also mentioned in site.py in some comment. I
inserted the following:

if 1:

> If you haven't changed the system default encoding, you should find
> out why the script works when run with an installed Python. Inspect
> the line that causes the exception, and find out whether you are
> converting byte \x80 to a Unicode string. If this won't happen, you
> are just using different data in both cases.

  I will have a look into it. Nonetheless, the data is absolutely the
same in both cases. This is weird, indeed.

> Regards,
> Martin



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