writing \feff at the begining of a file

Ulrich Eckhardt eckhardt at satorlaser.com
Fri Aug 13 12:43:44 CEST 2010


Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
> My problem is however simplier : how do I add such character [a BOM]
> at the begining of the file ?
> I tried
> 
> f = open('paf', w)
> f.write(u'\ufeff')
> 
> UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\ufeff' in
> position 0: ordinal not in range(128)

Try the codecs module to open the file, which will then do all the
transcoding between internal texts and external UTF-8 for you.

Uli

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