The error is in your database.
It appears GRAMPS to write the footer text of your webpage, but this footer contains some symbols that python is not able to print, and it raises a UnicodeDecodeError.

So please, have a look at the text of your footer, and remove the footer, then try again. Then add the text again and retry.
Normally it is impossible to add non-unicode symbols to notes in GRAMPS, it would be interesting for us to know how this bad symbols where added to the database.


2009/3/11 Rolf Gellersen <>
the last version of gramps (3.0.4) and now the new versions 3.1. and
3.1.1 do no webreports - see message below.

Error Details:

517: WARNING: line 66: Rechtschreibprüfung ist nicht
installiert229229: ERROR: line 657: Failed to run report.
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/share/gramps/ReportBase/", line 632, in report
 File "/usr/share/gramps/plugins/webreport/", line 2927,
in write_report
   self.person_pages(ind_list, place_list, source_list)
 File "/usr/share/gramps/plugins/webreport/", line 3011,
in person_pages
   IndividualListPage(self, self.title, ind_list)
 File "/usr/share/gramps/plugins/webreport/", line 908,
in __init__
 File "/usr/share/gramps/plugins/webreport/", line 347,
in write_footer
   of.write('\t<p id="createdate">%s</p>\n' % msg)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/", line 801, in write
   data, bytesdecoded = self.decode(data, self.errors)
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/encodings/", line 16, in decode
   return codecs.utf_8_decode(input, errors, True)
TypeError: don't know how to handle UnicodeDecodeError in error callback

System Information:

Python version: 2.6 (r26:66714, Feb  3 2009, 20:49:49) [GCC 4.3.2
[gcc-4_3-branch revision 141291]]
BSDDB version: 4.7.3
Gramps version: 3.1.0-1
LANG: de_DE@euro
OS: Linux openSuSE 11.1 64 Bit

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