Talk:O'Reilly Introduction to Python/Section 13
This error came up after my first entry in Section 14 "Flash Card Quizzer". The french_food.txt file has characters which are not recognized. Will have to research on changing the script to support.
Here is the "Traceback", pretty sure I can fix.
Question: le repas Your guess: meal Correct! Traceback (most recent call last):
File "flashcards.py", line 33, in <module> print("Question: " + question) File "C:\Python34\lib\encodings\cp437.py", line 19, in encode return codecs.charmap_encode(input,self.errors,encoding_map)
UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode characters in position 14-15: character maps to <undefined>
I also had the same problem --- it was due to some french letters (else the code was running good with alphanumeric text)
Trick: for Python 3 in Windows 10
If you're running code ("flashcards.py" file) from command prompt (PowerShell(x86)) terminal, then
1) To check:
2) To set utf-8:
chcp 65001 (<<<< sets the encoding to UTF-8 in Windows)
3) Now make below changes in the file "french_food.txt"
use any method: ## Method 1 >>> f = open(flashcard_filename, "r", encoding="utf-8") ## Method 2 >>> f = open(flashcard_filename, "r", encoding="cp65001")
Now run your "flashcards.py" script from PowerShell(x86)
py -3.4 flashcards.py french_food.txt
5) Back to default: