encoding problem

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Fri Dec 19 14:34:26 CET 2008

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 04:05:12 -0800, digisatori at gmail.com wrote:

> The below snippet code generates UnicodeDecodeError.
> #!/usr/bin/env
> python
> #--*-- coding: utf-8 --*--
> s = 'äöü'
> u = unicode(s)
> It seems that the system use the default encoding- ASCII to decode the
> utf8 encoded string literal, and thus generates the error.
> The question is why the Python interpreter use the default encoding
> instead of "utf-8", which I explicitly declared in the source.

Because the declaration is only for decoding unicode literals in that 
very source file.

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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