Movie (MPAA) ratings and Python?

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Thu Dec 12 02:37:34 CET 2013

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM, Ned Batchelder <ned at> wrote:
>> I've also been wondering if ISO-8859-1 is just an octet-oriented codec,
>> so it'll read about anything.  There are clearly non-7-bit-ASCII
>> characters in the file that look like line noise in an mrxvt.
> Both ISO-8859-1 and Windows-1255 are octet-oriented, I don't see why one
> would raise an exception when the other didn't.  Unless the exception isn't
> on the decode, but instead on your attempt to output the result. Can you
> show the full traceback you're seeing?

There are gaps in CP 1255 (see, so I presume the file
contains one or more of those octets that don't map to anything at

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