Unicode problem with exec
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Fri Jun 23 15:07:13 CEST 2006
Thomas Heller schrieb:
> I'm using code.Interactive console but it doesn't work correctly
> with non-ascii characters. I think it boils down to this problem:
> Python 2.4.3 (#69, Mar 29 2006, 17:35:34) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on
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>>>> print u"ä"
>>>> exec 'print u"ä"'
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> File "<string>", line 1, in ?
> File "c:\python24\lib\encodings\cp850.py", line 18, in encode
> return codecs.charmap_encode(input,errors,encoding_map)
> UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character u'\x84' in
> position 0: character maps to <undefined>
> Why does the exec call fail, and is there a workaround?
Most probably because you failed to encode the snippet as whole - so the
embedded unicode literal isn't encoded properly.
As your exec-encoding seems to be cp850, maybe
exec u"print u'ä'".encode("cp850")
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