My locale is french, so when urllib2 can't connect to transmission rpc (for instance if the tcp port is closed), it raises URLError with the following reason (pasted from the debugger) :
[Errno 10061] Aucune connexion n�a pu �tre �tablie car l�ordinateur cible l�a express�ment refus�e
(which basically means 'Connection refused')
So when the transmissionrpc module calls debug_httperror with that reason, I end up with UnicodeDecodeError : File "C:\Python27\lib\json\encoder.py", line 384, in _iterencode_dict yield _encoder(value) UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0x92 in position 18: invalid start byte
Full traceback is available at http://pastebin.com/chmjQ7dH
I'm not sure which module is not correctly doing his job here, but I think it would be nice if debug_http could get over it and let TransmissionError be raised instead of UnicodeDecodeError ?