py2exe, PyXML, and utf-16-be Error

David Brownell david_brownell at
Mon Aug 23 19:13:30 CEST 2004

I am using the XMLValidateParser in the PyXML library
(xml.sax.sax2exts.XMLValParserFactory.make_parser).  When I run my
script, everything works as expected.

When I "compile" my script using py2exe, I get the following error
when running the exe:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  <my modules removed for brevity>
  File "xml\sax\sax2exts.pyc", line 13, in make_parser
  File "xml\sax\saxexts.pyc", line 64, in make_parser
  File "xml\sax\saxexts.pyc", line 42, in _create_parser
  File "xml\sax\drivers2\drv_xmlproc.pyc", line 9, in ?
  File "xml\parsers\xmlproc\xmlproc.pyc", line 14, in ?
  File "xml\parsers\xmlproc\dtdparser.pyc", line 12, in ?
  File "xml\parsers\xmlproc\xmlutils.pyc", line 43, in ?
LookupError: unknown encoding: utf-16-be

While using py2exe, I specify "--packages xml".  Is there something
else I need to specify to enable utf-16-be encoding?

Thanks in advance for your help!
David Brownell

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