Martin Martin - 29 days ago 13
Python Question

Sublime Text 2 encoding error with python3 build

When running my python3 script from Sublime Text 2, the following error occures:

UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 0-2: ordinal not in range(128)


Furthermore, when running the same script from the terminal, the problem doesn't appear.

The build system settings for Sublime is the following:

{
"cmd": ["python3", "-u", "$file"],
"file_regex": "^[ ]*File \"(...*?)\", line ([0-9]*)",
"selector": "source.python",
"encoding": "utf8",
"path": "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.3/bin/"
}


Thanks in advance!

Answer

After some investigation and research, I figured out what the problem is:

Missing LANG env variable in the subprocess, ran by Sublime Text 2. I fixed it by just adding the LANG variable in my build settings like so:

{
"cmd": ["python3", "-u", "$file"],
"file_regex": "^[ ]*File \"(...*?)\", line ([0-9]*)",
"selector": "source.python",
"env": {"LANG": "en_US.UTF-8"}
}