UnicodeEncodeError: ‘ascii’ Codec Can’t Encode Character U’\xa0′ In Position 20: Ordinal Not In Range(128)

This error occurs when you try to encode a Unicode character that cannot be represented in the ASCII character set. The character causing the error in your case is u'\xa0', which is a non-breaking space character.

To fix this error, you need to ensure that you are using appropriate encoding when working with Unicode characters. One way to do this is to encode the Unicode string explicitly using the encode() method, specifying the desired encoding (e.g., ‘utf-8’).

Here’s an example:

text = u'Some unicode text with non-breaking space: \xa0'
encoded_text = text.encode('utf-8')
print(encoded_text)

Output:

b'Some unicode text with non-breaking space: \xc2\xa0'

In this example, the encode() method is used to encode the Unicode string text into bytes using the UTF-8 encoding. The resulting encoded text is a bytes object, which can be safely used or written to a file.

By default, Python uses the ASCII encoding, which doesn’t support all Unicode characters, causing the UnicodeEncodeError when trying to encode characters outside of the ASCII range.

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