unicode in multi-line strings

Jiri Barton jbar at hosting4u.cz
Thu Sep 18 17:04:41 CEST 2008


I have a problem with international characters in multi-line strings.

Works: '''á'''

Works: '''

Does not work: '''

By does not work I mean the infamous

'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe1' in position 4: ordinal not 
in range(128)

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 with Python 2.5. It does not work in terminal, 
from scripts, or from scripts with the encoding specified at the top. 
Making the string unicode (u''' ... ''') does not change anything.

It could be an interpreter issue but I didn't know where else I should 
turn for help.

Thank you!

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