python 3.1 unicode question
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Wed Sep 16 06:25:23 CEST 2009
"jeffunit" <jeff at jeffunit.com> wrote in message
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>I wrote a program that diffs files and prints out matching file names.
> I will be executing the output with sh, to delete select files.
> Most of the files names are plain ascii, but about 10% of them have
> characters in them. When I try to print the string containing the name, I
> an exception:
> 'ascii' codec can't encode character '\udce9'
> in position 37: ordinal not in range(128)
> The string is:
> This is on a windows xp system, using python 3.1 which I compiled
> with the cygwin
> linux compatability layer tool.
> Can you tell me what encoding I need to print \udce9 and how to set python
> that encoding mode?
That looks like a "surrogate escape" (See PEP 383)
http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0383/. It indicates the wrong encoding
was used to decode the filename.
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