[Tutor] Fw: unicode, utf-8 problem again

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Fri Jun 5 07:08:08 CEST 2009

Dinesh B Vadhia wrote:
> Hi!  I'm processing a large number of xml files that are all declared as utf-8 encoded in the header ie.
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> I'm using elementtree to process the xml files and
> don't (usually) have any problems with that.  Plus, the workaround that
> works is to encode each elementtree output ie.:
> thisxmlline = thisxmlline.encode('utf8')

This doesn't make any sense. If you want to serialise XML encoded as UTF-8,
pass encoding="UTF-8" to tostring() or ET.write().



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