error when printing a UTF-8 string (python 2.6.2)

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Wed Apr 21 05:37:31 EDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 2:29 AM,  <fab at> wrote:
>> Change your string literals to unicode by adding the u-prefix and you should
>> be OK.
> Thanks, it solved the problem... for a while!
> I need now to know if s[i] gives the next byte or the next character,
> when I scan the string s. I've googled pages about python and unicode,
> but didn't find a solution to that. I scan the string read from the
> file char by char to construct s, but now get the same error when just
> trying 'print s'.

Assuming s = as from your code snippet, the next
character. When in doubt, check what `type(s)` is; if it's <type
'str'>, indices are in bytes; if it's <type 'unicode'>, indices are in
code points.

Please give the full stack traceback for your error.


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