SyntaxError of Non-ASCII character


I am trying to parse xml which contains the some non ASCII cheracter,

the code looks like below

from lxml import etree
from lxml import objectify
content = u'<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><div>Order date                            : 05/08/2013 12:24:28</div>'
mail.replace('\xa0',' ')
xml = etree.fromstring(mail)

but it shows me error on the line 'content = ...' like

syntaxError: Non-ASCII character '\xc2' in file /home/projects/ztest/ on line 3, 
but no encoding declared; see for details

in the terminal it's working but while running on the eclipse IDE it's giving me a error.

Don't know how to overcome..

1/25/2015 2:41:21 AM

Accepted Answer

You should define source code encoding, add this to the top of your script:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

The reason why it works differently in console and in the IDE is, likely, because of different default encodings set. You can check it by running:

import sys
print sys.getdefaultencoding()

Also see:

5/23/2017 12:18:20 PM

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