Unicode support

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Aug 6 15:52:20 CEST 2004

Richy2004 wrote:

> I've experienced problems when trying to load a text file encoded with
> 2byte unicode characters.  No matter what combination of the following
> I try, I always get an error when
> executing file.readline()
> file = open("file.txt", "r")
> file = open("file.txt", "rb")
> file = codecs.open("file.txt", "rb", "utf-16")
> file = unicode(open("file.txt", "r"), "utf-16")
> Even more strangely it does work when used in the interactive
> interpreter.
> Any ideas?

Always post the actual traceback (cut and pasted from another window)
when saying you are getting an error.  That avoids lots of guessing
on our part as to what is going on.


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