Unable to open serial port in Python

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Unable to open serial port in Python

Postby MarineLebrec » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:54 pm

I am able to connect to serial ports using the CoolTerm application without any issues.
When I try to run the #open the serial port# portion of Introduction.py in Python, I am coming across the error:
"UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0x80 in position 7507: invalid start byte".
I assume that this is because all commands are written in ASCII and not utf-8. Any idea how I can get around this?
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Re: Unable to open serial port in Python

Postby roger » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:44 pm

Try changing this line in the CoolTerm.py module, in the getData function, on line 253 from
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return DATA.decode()

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return DATA.decode(encoding='ascii')

This ensures decoding using ASCII when bytes larger than 0x7F are received.
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