Eurosymbol in xml document

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Tue Mar 4 13:12:31 CET 2008

Hellmut Weber wrote:

> Hi,
> 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)

The contents of the file must be encoded with the proper encoding which is
given in the XML-header, or has to be utf-8 if no header is given.

>From the above I think you have a latin1-based document. Does the encoding
header match?

> 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

This is irrelevant.


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