csv.DictReader and unicode

Jarek Zgoda jzgoda at o2.usun.pl
Mon Apr 7 11:00:55 CEST 2008


Laszlo Nagy napisał(a):
> This program
> 
> fin = codecs.open(fname,"r",encoding="UTF-8")
> eader = csv.DictReader(fin)
> for values in reader:
>    pass
> 
> results in:
> 
>  File "run.py", line 23, in process_file
>    for values in reader:
>  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/csv.py", line 83, in next
>    row = self.reader.next()
> UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xf6' in
> position 13: ordinal not in range(128)
> 
> As you can see the exception is thrown in csv.py. How it is possible?
> The csv.DictReader should not use ascii codec for anything, because the
> file encoding is UTF-8.

Reader works with byte strings, not unicode objects.

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