[mod_python] Unicode Oddity

Joshua Ginsberg listspam at flowtheory.net
Wed Jun 21 11:54:45 EDT 2006

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On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 12:31 +0100, Robert Synnott wrote:
> I'm having a bit of trouble with Unicode. On a linux system, python
> 2.4.2, mod_python 3.2.8, inputting and outputting unicode strings to
> and from a mysql database works perfectly, with no particular extra
> work except use_unicode=True in the mysqldb parameters. Also, unicode
> values from a .py file can be outputted happily. 
> However, when I try the same software on a MacOS X machine, same
> versions of python and mod_python, I get 'UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii'
> codec can't encode characters in...'
> Is there anything special I should be doing to handle unicode? Any
> idea why I'm seeing this error? 
> Thanks
> Rob
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