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UnicodeEncodeError when geocoding result contains non-ASCII character

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When trying to encode an address whose result would contain a non-ASCII character (e.g. é, á, ž etc.), I get this error. Using iPython 2.7 in Anaconda on Windows 7. Any ideas? Thanks for the great library BTW!

In [58]: s ="Champs de Mars, Paris", proxies=proxies)

In [59]: s
Out[59]: <[OK] Bing - Geocode [Champ de Mars, Paris, France]>

In [60]: s ="Avenue Champs Elysees, Paris", proxies=proxies)
UnicodeEncodeError                        Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-60-62b4e3a20efb> in <module>()
----> 1 s ="Avenue Champs Elysees, Paris", proxies=proxies)

C:\Documents\SW\Anaconda\lib\site-packages\geocoder\api.pyc in bing(location, **kwargs)
    205         > reverse
    206     """
--> 207     return get(location, provider='bing', **kwargs)

C:\Documents\SW\Anaconda\lib\site-packages\geocoder\api.pyc in get(location, **kwargs)
    101                   '>>> g = geocoder.get([45.68, -75.15], method="reverse
    102             sys.exit()
--> 103     return options[provider][method](location, **kwargs)

C:\Documents\SW\Anaconda\lib\site-packages\geocoder\bing.pyc in __init__(self, location, **kwargs)
     65             'maxResults': 1,
     66         }
---> 67         self._initialize(**kwargs)
     68         self._bing_catch_errors()

C:\Documents\SW\Anaconda\lib\site-packages\geocoder\base.pyc in _initialize(self, **kwargs)
     99         self._build_tree(self.content)
    100         self._exceptions()
--> 101         self._json()
    103     def _json(self):

C:\Documents\SW\Anaconda\lib\site-packages\geocoder\base.pyc in _json(self)
    105             if bool(not key.startswith('_') and key not in self._exclude
    106                 self.fieldnames.append(key)
--> 107                 value = getattr(self, key)
    108                 if value:
    109                     self.json[key] = value

C:\Documents\SW\Anaconda\lib\site-packages\geocoder\bing.pyc in housenumber(self)
    105             expression = r'\d+'
    106             pattern = re.compile(expression)
--> 107             match =
    108             if match:
    109                 return

UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xc9' in position 18:
 ordinal not in range(128)

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 9 years ago
  • Comments:10 (4 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

jvsteinercommented, Jun 7, 2016

I’m getting this issue with:

loc ='Dubultu iela 9, Riga, LV-1029')
print loc

Update: Issue seems to be with the loc.address property:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/Users/path/to/project/venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages/geocoder/", line 62, in __repr__
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u012b' in position 32: ordinal not in range(128)
martinfthomsencommented, Feb 4, 2016

It is good to hear you are interested in fixing it. =) I also made a manual correction in line 62 to fix an encoding problem there:

    def __repr__(self):
        if self.address:
            return "<[{0}] {1} - {2} [{3}]>".format(
                # six.text_type(self.address)

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