[Tutor] Unittest

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Thu Jul 17 03:14:23 CEST 2008

Another possibility - do you have a coding declaration in your source
file, something like
# -*- coding: <encoding name> -*-

If so, does the coding declaration match the actual encoding of the file?


On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Oleg Oltar <oltarasenko at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi I am using unittest framework with selenium.
>> When I tried this code (my verification point)
>>         self.assertEqual(True, sel.is_text_present(u"Извените пароли не
>> совпадают"), "System didn't give a correct warning about the password
>> misstype")
>>> Where u"Извените пароли не совпадают" is russian = "Sorry passwords aren't
>>> equal", and sel.is_text_present - searches text string on the page
>> The output I get in case of failure was:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "./newaccount/Password_matching.py", line 50, in
>> test_passwordMatching
>>     self.assertEqual(True, sel.is_text_present(u"Извените
>> пароли не Ñ Ð¾Ð²Ð¿Ð°Ð´Ð°ÑŽÑ‚"), "System didn't give a correct
>> warning about the password misstype")
>> AssertionError: System didn't give a correct warning about the password
>> misstype
>> Is there any way to get normal russian text instead of these strange D chars
>> "Изве...."
> I don't have the solution but maybe I can give you a useful clue. The
> D characters are most likely the utf-8 encoding of the Russian text,
> when displayed as if it is latin-1. So something in the system is
> converting the text to utf-8 and your console probably has latin-1 or
> cp1252 encoding.
> Some details might help - how are you running the program - console,
> IDLE...? What OS? What are the values of sys.getdefaultencoding() and
> sys.stdout.encoding?
> Kent

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