Lookuperror : unknown encoding : utf-8

Sachin Punjabi sachinpunjabi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 08:30:24 CET 2006


I wanted to read a file encoded in utf-8 and and using the following
syntax in my source which throws me an error specifying Lookuperror :
unknown encoding : utf-8. Also I am working on Python version 2.4.1.

import codecs
fileObj = codecs.open( "data.txt", "r", "utf-8" )

Can anyone please guide me how do I get utf-8 activated in my codecs or
any setting needs to be done for the same before using codecs.

Sachin Punjabi.

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