UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xb6 in position 0: invalid start byte

Ulrich Eckhardt ulrich.eckhardt at dominolaser.com
Thu Jul 4 15:07:11 CEST 2013

Am 04.07.2013 12:38, schrieb Νίκος:
> Στις 4/7/2013 12:50 μμ, ο/η Ulrich Eckhardt έγραψε:
>> Am 04.07.2013 10:37, schrieb Νίκος:
>>> Why cant it decode the starting byte? what starting byte is that?
>> It's the 0xb6 but it's expecting the starting byte of a UTF-8 sequence.
>> Please do some research on UTF-8, that should clear it up. You could
>> also search for common causes of that error.
> So you are also suggesting that what gesthostbyaddr() returns is not
> utf-8 encoded too?

I never said that. And do some research yourself, you were given plenty 
of hints.


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