Welcome to the Treehouse Community
Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community!
Looking to learn something new?
Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.Start your free trial
Bjarke Mønsted3,317 Points
Using international chars in a variable?
I used my middlename "Mønsted" in this challenge, and it kept coming up with error, until I changed it to "Monsted" instead. Is this normal behavior or should I do some additional formatting?
full_name = 'Bjarke Monsted Laursen' name_list = full_name.split(' ')
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,332 Points
Wow! That's unfortunate. The challenge checker clearly isn't using utf-8. I've tried your example with various character encoding declarations found in PEP 263, but none seemed to convince the checker to accept your
Python 3 default encoding is utf-8:
$ python3 Python 3.4.0 (default, Apr 11 2014, 13:05:11) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import sys >>> print(sys.getdefaultencoding()) utf-8
Though Python 2 default encoding is ascii:
$ python2 Python 2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:56) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import sys >>> print(sys.getdefaultencoding()) ascii
Tagging Kenneth Love for comment