[Tutor] str() conversion of unicode?
ke7fxl at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 20:52:06 CET 2006
I'm trying to calculate md5's on records from a Paradox database. The
problem is that apparently some of the records have non ASCII
characters. I'm at a loss as to how I should handle this.
This snippet is called for each row in my recordset:
m = md5.new()
for f in rs.fields.keys():
val = str(rs.fields[f].value)
m = m.hexdigest()
the str() convertion throws this error:
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xbd' in
position 1: ordinal not in range(128)
print u'\xbd' renders the '1/2' symbol. I would eliminate the str()
but md5 barks when you pass anything but a string apparently. Is
there another way to coerce the field values to a string?
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