Unicode encoding - ignoring errors

Michal Ludvig mludvig at logix.net.nz
Mon Dec 29 13:45:00 CET 2008

Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 4:06 AM, Michal Ludvig <mludvig at logix.net.nz> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> in my script I have sys.stdout and sys.stderr redefined to output
>> unicode strings in the current system encoding:
>>        encoding = locale.getpreferredencoding()
>>        sys.stdout = codecs.getwriter(encoding)(sys.stdout)
>> However on some systems the locale doesn't let all the unicode chars be
>> displayed and I eventually end up with UnicodeEncodeError exception.
>> I know I could explicitly "sanitize" all output with:
>>        whatever.encode(encoding, "replace")
>> but it's quite inconvenient. I'd much prefer to embed this "replace"
>> operation into the sys.stdout writer.
>> [...]
> codecs.getwriter() returns a StreamWriter subclass (basically).
> The constructor of said subclass has the signature:
>     StreamWriter(stream[, errors])
> You want the 'errors' argument.


(and I'm going to read the module docs, really ;-)


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