UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte
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! Please help.
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.