CSV readers and UTF-8 files

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Fri Feb 20 08:35:50 CET 2009


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 8:11 AM, Falcolas <garrickp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 19, 7:21 am, mk <mrk... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> Is it just me or CSV reader/DictReader and UTF-8 files do not work
>> correctly in Python 2.6.1 (Windows)?
>
> I would point out in the CSV module documentation (http://
> docs.python.org/library/csv.html) it explicitly mentions that it can't
> handle unicode.
>
> You can use their workaround in the examples section for UTF-8, or
> with another form of encoding (I used MIME) for UTF-16.
>
> ~G

This really ought to be fixed for 3.0+ (seems to still be ASCII-only
according to the 3.0 docs...)

Cheers,
Chris

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