UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe1' in position 99: ordinal not in range(128)

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Sun Nov 6 22:05:39 CET 2005

> I would've thought that the 'b' option meant I can write any binary
> code I like to the file,
> but that's not so?

You can. But if you write a unicode-object (wich is an abstract data 
type with no byte representation), it has to be converted to a string - 
which you have to do either explicit. Or if you don't do it - it ill be 
done automatically, using the system default encoding. Which is ascii, 
most of the time.

So do




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