[ros-users] UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character

Ken Conley kwc at willowgarage.com
Fri Mar 2 17:02:32 UTC 2012


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On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 6:02 AM,  <goncabrita at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I'm having some minor trouble with… my name!!!
> When I try to create a pkg using roscreate-pkg I get this error along the way…
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/Users/cabrita/ros/ros/bin/roscreate-pkg", line 35, in <module>
>    roscreate.roscreatepkg.roscreatepkg_main()
>  File "/Users/cabrita/ros/ros/tools/roscreate/src/roscreate/roscreatepkg.py", line 126, in roscreatepkg_main
>    create_package(package, author_name(), depends, uses_roscpp=uses_roscpp, uses_rospy=uses_rospy)
>  File "/Users/cabrita/ros/ros/tools/roscreate/src/roscreate/roscreatepkg.py", line 94, in create_package
>    f.write(contents)
> UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe7' in position 105: ordinal not in range(128)
> Cabritas-Mac-Pro:lse_experiments cabrita$
> I think it has something to do with the ç in my name, Gonçalo, however I never had this problem in Ubuntu (I'm running ROS on OS X 10.7.3).
> Any suggestions besides changing my name? :)
> Thanks for the help!
> Gonçalo Cabrita
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