[Biopython-dev] Unicode and encoding experts? Schäffer in BLAST XML

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 20 13:51:13 UTC 2016

Hello all,

Do any of you have first hand experience of unicode encoding
issues with XML parsing? I'm hoping for some help with this issue:

UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position
313: ordinal not in range(128)


I believe this problem stems from how Alejandro Schäffer is
*sometimes* written in the BLAST XML output:




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