Py3: Read file with Unicode characters

Gnarlodious gnarlodious at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 17:52:06 CEST 2010


On Apr 8, 9:14 am, "Martin v. Loewis" wrote:

> When opening the file, you need to specify the file encoding.

OK, I had tried this:

open(path, 'r').read().encode('utf-8')

however I get error

TypeError: Can't convert 'bytes' object to str implicitly

I had assumed a Unicode string was a Unicode string, so why is it a
bytes string?

Sorry, doing Unicode in Py3 has really been a challenge.

-- Gnarlie



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