Fwd: Help with Latin Characters

Joao Jacome slyerex at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 21:01:14 CEST 2011


2011/7/24 Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>

> On 7/24/2011 11:15 AM, Joao Jacome wrote:
>
>> http://pastebin.com/aMrzczt4
>>
>
>        list = os.listdir(dir)
> While somewhat natural, using 'list' as a local name and masking the
> builtin list function is a *very bad* idea. Someday you will do this and
> then use 'list(args)' expecting to call the list function, and it will not
> work.
>
>
>  When the script reaches a file with latin characters (ê é ã etc) it
>> crashes.
>>
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "C:\backup\ORGANI~1\teste.py", line 37, in <module>
>>     Retrieve(rootdir);
>>   File "C:\backup\ORGANI~1\teste.py", line 25, in Retrieve
>>     Retrieve(os.path.join(dir,**filename))
>>   File "C:\backup\ORGANI~1\teste.py", line 18, in Retrieve
>>     print l
>>   File "C:\Python27\lib\encodings\**cp850.py", line 12, in
>> ejavascript:void(0);ncode
>>     return codecs.charmap_encode(input,**errors,encoding_map)
>> UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character u'\x8a' in
>> position 4
>
> 3: character maps to <undefined>
>>
>
> '\x8a' *is* the cp850 encoded byte for reverse accent e: è
> But your program treats is a unicode value, where it is a control char
> (Line Tabulation Set), and tries to encode it to cp850, which is not
> possible.
>
> I suspect this has something to do with defining the rootdir as a unicode
> string: rootdir = u"D:\\ghostone"
> Perhaps if you removed the 'u', your program would work.
> Or perhaps you should explicitly decode the values in os.listdir(dir)
> before joining them to the rootdir and re-encoding.
>
> This sort of thing sometimes works better with Python 3.
>
>
Already tried without unicode string in rootdir, same results. What if try
using raw strings?



>
>  Does someone knows how to fix this?
>>
>> Thank you!
>>
>> João Victor Sousa Jácome
>>
>>
>
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Joao Jacome
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