unicode to ascii converting
bh at intevation.de
Fri Aug 6 20:31:04 CEST 2004
Peter Wilkinson <pwilkinson at videotron.ca> writes:
> It would be good to find out _why_ this happens in the first place. I
> will keep do a little searching on this for a few days.
Most likely because you have characters in that file that are not in the
ASCII character set. ASCII is after all only a very small subset of
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe4' in position 0: ordinal not in range(128)
If it's OK to lose information, you could use the error argument to
>>> u"ä".encode("ascii", "ignore")
>>> u"ä".encode("ascii", "replace")
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