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Mon Jul 14 17:06:02 CEST 2003
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Casey Kohrt wrote:
> I get the following error for the list item below. I know I have to
> encode it, but am unsure how or where to write that in. I am new to
> python and have had good luck thus far. Any help is greatly
> apprecieated. I am not on the list, so a response to me is appreciated.
> UnicodeError: ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range(128)
The library you're using tries to convert a bytestring you gave it to a
Unicode string. If your bytestring is plain ASCII (characters 0 to 127),
this works. Outside the world of 7-bit ASCII it's not clear which code
means which character, so you'll have to provide the encoding explicitly.
> eainfo = doc.createElement("eainfo")
> overview = doc.createElement("overview")
> eaover = doc.createElement("eaover")
> text = doc.createTextNode(str(list))
list contains non-ASCII characters. Try creating a Unicode string
instead and provide an explicit encoding:
text = doc.createTextNode(unicode(list, "iso-8859-1"))
I'm just guessing about your encoding, it might be a different one.
Also please next time when asking questions where you got an exception
also provide at which line in your code the exception occured.
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