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Title: UnicodeEncodeError in license()
Type: crash Stage:
Components: Windows Versions: Python 3.0
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: amaury.forgeotdarc, mnewman
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2008-12-19 14:02 by mnewman, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg78057 - (view) Author: Michael Newman (mnewman) Date: 2008-12-19 14:02
UnicodeEncodeError occurs for Microsoft portion of "license()".
Confirmed on 3 separate Windows XP computers:

Python 3.0 (r30:67507, Dec  3 2008, 20:14:27) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
(Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> license()

Python was created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum at Stichting
Mathematisch Centrum (CWI, see in the Netherlands
as a successor of a language called ABC.  Guido remains Python's

... skipping to end ...

distribution specified by Microsoft. In particular, you must require
distributors and external end users to agree to terms that protect the
Microsoft Distributable Code at least as much as Microsoft's own
requirements for the Distributable Code. See Microsoft's documentation
(included in its developer tools and on its website at
for specific details.

Redistribution of the Windows binary build of the Python interpreter
complies with this agreement, provided that you do not:

- alter any copyright, trademark or patent notice in Microsoft's
Hit Return for more, or q (and Return) to quit:
Distributable Code;

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "C:\Python30\lib\", line 385, in __call__
  File "C:\Python30\lib\", line 1491, in write
    b = encoder.encode(s)
  File "C:\Python30\lib\encodings\", line 19, in encode
    return codecs.charmap_encode(input,self.errors,encoding_map)[0]
UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character '\u2019' in
15: character maps to <undefined>
msg78074 - (view) Author: Amaury Forgeot d'Arc (amaury.forgeotdarc) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-12-19 23:00
Fixed in r67859 (trunk), r67860 (py3k) and r67861 (3.0)
Thanks for the report!
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:43adminsetgithub: 48950
2008-12-19 23:00:16amaury.forgeotdarcsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg78074
nosy: + amaury.forgeotdarc
2008-12-19 14:02:57mnewmancreate