[UnicodeEncodeError] Don't know what else to try

Gilles Ganault nospam at nospam.com
Fri Nov 14 10:51:49 CET 2008


Hello

Data that I download from the web seems to be using different code
pages at times, and Python doesn't like this.

Google returned a way to handle this, but I'm still getting an error:
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    print output.decode('utf-8')
  File "C:\Python25\lib\encodings\utf_8.py", line 16, in decode
    return codecs.utf_8_decode(input, errors, True)
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe2' in
position 47:
 ordinal not in range(128)
========

Here's the code:
========
		try:
			output = "Different: (%s) %s : %s # %s" %
(id[2],id[3],id[0],id[1])
			print output.decode('utf-8')

		except UnicodeDecodeError:

			try:
				output = "Different: (%s) %s : %s # %s" %
(id[2],id[3],id[0],id[1])
				print output.decode('iso8859-15')

			except UnicodeDecodeError:
				output = "Different: (%s) %s : %s # %s" %
(id[2],id[3],id[0],id[1])
				print output.decode('cp1252')
========

Am I doing it wrong? Is there something else I should try?

Thank you.



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