problem with cjkcodecs on Mandrake linux

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Wed Mar 17 04:14:22 CET 2004


Anthony Liu wrote:

> I get the following error message.
> 
> [antony at ancho tmp]$ python snake.py
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "snake.py", line 6, in ?
>     print a
> UnicodeEncodeError: 'latin-1' codec can't encode
> characters in position 0-1: ordinal not in range(256)
> [antony at ancho tmp]$
> 
> What is the problem please?

The problem is the default encoding is Latin-1, presumably because
that's the only thing your xterm/virtual console understands.  So Python
is rightly complaining that it can't print the Chinese characters for
you.

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