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Sending file to the user gives UnicodeEncodeError in Flask framework


On Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:57:36 -0700, ????? ?????? wrote:

> I want to send the user a file when he clicks the appropriate button and
> I'm suing the following.
> 
> 	# Prepare selected file for download...
> 	send_file( '/home/nikos/wsgi/static/files/' + filename )
> 
> But no matter what file the usser selects iam always receiving this
> response.
> 
> 
>     [Wed Sep 12 14:10:48.450211 2018] [wsgi:error] [pid 5172] [remote
>     46.103.174.201:14089]   File "/home/nikos/wsgi/downloads.py", line
>     182, in file [Wed Sep 12 14:10:48.450214 2018] [wsgi:error] [pid
>     5172] [remote 46.103.174.201:14089]     send_file(
>     '/home/nikos/wsgi/static/files/' + filename )
>     [Wed Sep 12 14:10:48.450219 2018] [wsgi:error] [pid 5172] [remote
>     46.103.174.201:14089]   File
>     "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/flask/helpers.py", line 592, in
>     send_file [Wed Sep 12 14:10:48.450221 2018] [wsgi:error] [pid 5172]
>     [remote 46.103.174.201:14089]     file = open(filename, 'rb')
>     [Wed Sep 12 14:10:48.450237 2018] [wsgi:error] [pid 5172] [remote
>     46.103.174.201:14089] UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode
>     characters in position 30-39: ordinal not in range(128)
> 
> 
> How will I be able to send the selected file to the user?

try providing enough code for people to reproduce the problem & you may 
get some assistance although i suspect many posters may believe you to be 
a previous poster (also called Nicos) who was a disaster looking for 
somewhere to happen, if that is not you then I would also suggest you try 
reading https://www.biostars.org/p/75548/



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