Eurosymbol in xml document

Hellmut Weber mail at
Tue Mar 4 13:09:52 CET 2008

i'm new here in this list.

i'm developing a little program using an xml document. So far it's easy 
going, but when parsing an xml document which contains the EURO symbol 
('€') then I get an error:

UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character u'\xa4' in 
position 11834: character maps to <undefined>

the relevant piece of code is:

from xml.dom.minidom import Document, parse, parseString
doc = parse(inFIleName)

leo at brunello usexml $ locale
LANG=de_DE at euro
LC_CTYPE="de_DE at euro"
LC_NUMERIC="de_DE at euro"
LC_TIME="de_DE at euro"
LC_COLLATE="de_DE at euro"
LC_MONETARY="de_DE at euro"
LC_MESSAGES="de_DE at euro"
LC_PAPER="de_DE at euro"
LC_NAME="de_DE at euro"
LC_ADDRESS="de_DE at euro"
LC_TELEPHONE="de_DE at euro"
LC_MEASUREMENT="de_DE at euro"
LC_ALL=de_DE at euro

any help appreciated


Dr. Hellmut Weber         mail at
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please: No DOCs, no PPTs. why:

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