problem with cjkcodecs on Mandrake linux +++

Anthony Liu antonyliu2002 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 17 06:23:54 CET 2004


Nobody knows what the problem is?

It seems that the cjkcodecs package is correctly
installed by the super user.

At this point of time, cjkcodecs is only installed on
one Mandrake host in the lab.  And on this host, it is
ok to do 

s = 'abc'
unicode(s, 'gbk')
print s # prints 'abc'

On the other Mandrake host, where cjkcodecs is not
installed, the script above won't work, python
complains that it does not know what 'gbk' is.

But then why can't I encode a Chinese string on the
host which has cjkcodecs?


--- Anthony Liu <antonyliu2002 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> But I am using gbcxterm, which displays Chinese very
> well, plus, I think I can also input Chinese using
> this terminal.  Then why do I still have this
> problem?
> 
> --- Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
> > 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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