[Tutor] Unicode Encode Error

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Thu Apr 27 21:24:34 CEST 2006

Danny Yoo wrote:
>> You're right, I realised after playing with Tim's example that the 
>> problem was that I wasn't calling close() on the codecs file. Adding 
>> this after the f.write(html_text) seems to flush the buffer which means 
>> that the content now gets written to the file.
> Hi Frank,
> Quick note: it may be important to write and read from the file using 
> binary mode "b".  It's not so significant under Unix, but it is more 
> significant under Windows, because otherwise we may get some weird 
> results.

But the file is utf-8 text, ISTM it should be written as text, not 
binary. Why do you recommend binaray mode?


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