Looking for an appropriate encoding standard that supports all languages

John Nagle nagle at animats.com
Fri Aug 20 20:54:36 CEST 2010


On 8/20/2010 9:07 AM, Rami Chowdhury wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 21:02, ata.jaf<a.j.romanista at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Aug 19, 11:48 am, Steven D'Aprano<steve-REMOVE-
>> T... at cybersource.com.au>  wrote:
>>> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 01:29:51 -0700, ata.jaf wrote:
>>>> On Aug 17, 11:55 pm, Thomas Jollans<tho... at jollybox.de>  wrote:
>> Yes I have a source code encoding line.
>> Here it is:
>>
>> # -*- coding: utf_16 -*-

    Try "utf_8".
>>
>> I am using WxPython.
>>
>> And the error that I get about using utf-16 is:\
>>
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in<module>
>>   File "z.py", line 2
>> SyntaxError: UTF-16 stream does not start with BOM
>
> Which encoding are you saving your script in? Very few of the text
> editors I've used save to UTF-16 by default.

    Most editors that will do Unicode save files as "utf-8".
Try that.

					John Nagle




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