Python 3.0b2 cannot map '\u12b'

josh logan dear.jay.logan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 21:02:44 CEST 2008


Hello,

I am using Python 3.0b2.
I have an XML file that has the unicode character '\u012b' in it,
which, when parsed, causes a UnicodeEncodeError:

'charmap' codec can't encode character '\u012b' in position 26:
character maps to <undefined>

This happens even when I assign this character to a reference in the
interpreter:

Python 3.0b2 (r30b2:65106, Jul 18 2008, 18:44:17) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
(Intel)] on
 win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> s = '\u012b'
>>> s
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "C:\Python30\lib\io.py", line 1428, in write
    b = encoder.encode(s)
  File "C:\Python30\lib\encodings\cp437.py", line 19, in encode
    return codecs.charmap_encode(input,self.errors,encoding_map)[0]
UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character '\u012b' in
position
1: character maps to <undefined>

Is this a known issue, or am I doing something wrong?
Here is a link to the XML file. The character is on line 600, char 54

http://rubyquiz.com/SongLibrary.xml.gz



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