[Tutor] why is unicode converted file double spaced?
kent37 at tds.net
Tue Apr 7 23:54:42 CEST 2009
On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Pirritano, Matthew <MPirritano at ochca.com> wrote:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "C:\Projects\unicode_convert.py", line 8, in <module>
> UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position
> 640-641: ordinal not in range(128)
> Should I be worried about this. And where does this message indicate that
> the error is. And what is the error?
The error is that your source file contains characters that are not in
the Ascii set; in particular a character with value 128 was found at
location 640 in some unknown line.
Yes, you should be worried; the processing aborted at that point.
The error happens during an implicit conversion from unicode to ascii
within the write() call. What you have is equivalent to
outp.write(outline.strip().encode('ascii') + '\n')
You can the encoder to ignore errors or replace them with ? by adding
errors = 'ignore'
errors = 'replace'
to the encode() call, e.g.
outp.write(outline.strip().encode('ascii', errors='replace') + '\n')
If you want to know the line which contains the error you will have to
modify your program to keep track of line numbers and trap and report
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