Foreign Character Problems In Python 2.5 and Tkinter

Janne Tuukkanen jailtu at
Sat Oct 13 15:44:00 CEST 2007

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 16:13:21 +0300, Juha S. kirjoitti:

> Thanks for the reply. I made changes to my code according to your 
> example. Now any Scandinavian characters that are outputted by the 
> program are missing in the Tk text box.

>             file =, 'r', 'utf-8', 'ignore')

 Remove that 'ignore'. If you then get error which complains,
that utf-8 codec can't handle the file, you've found the culprit.
The file might be in iso-8859-1.


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