Elmer Elmer - 1 month ago 8
Python Question

SyntaxError: Non-UTF-8 code starting with '\x82'

I get this error in Eclipse while working on "Byte of Python"

It says the error shows up in 2 lines:

source = ["C:\\My Documents", "C:\\Code"]


and

zip_command = "zip -qr {0} {1}".format(target, ‚ ‚.join(source))


I cant really figure out what im doing wrong here.

Here's the full error:


SyntaxError: Non-UTF-8 code starting with '\x82' on line x, but no encoding declared; see http://python.org/dev/peps/pep-0263/ for details

Answer

You are using chars (curved quotes) encoded in windows-1252 that cannot be decoded because it's not valid utf-8. Replace the quotes and you are good to go.

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