Posted By: Anonymous
Here is my code,
for line in open('u.item'): # Read each line
Whenever I run this code it gives the following error:
UnicodeDecodeError: ‘utf-8’ codec can’t decode byte 0xe9 in position 2892: invalid continuation byte
I tried to solve this and add an extra parameter in open(). The code looks like:
for line in open('u.item', encoding='utf-8'): # Read each line
But again it gives the same error. What should I do then?
As suggested by Mark Ransom, I found the right encoding for that problem. The encoding was
"ISO-8859-1", so replacing
open("u.item", encoding="utf-8") with
open('u.item', encoding = "ISO-8859-1") will solve the problem.