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### eppy with EnergyPlus 8.5 and 'charmap' codec error

I am attempting to run eppy to calculate the floor area of a zone. However, my idf file is EnergyPlus 8.5. I noticed the documentation refers to the resources folder for EnergyPlus up to version 8.1.

Does eppy support EnergyPlus 8.5?

If it does, can someone help me with the below error I receive when trying to load an idf file?

UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode characters in position 26-27: character maps to <undefined>


Looking online it appears to be an encoder error, like there is an unsupported symbol in the idf file. However, if that were the case I would likely not be able to run EnergyPlus. I have checked the file and the encoder is utc-8. So I'm not sure if the error is related to me or support for EnergyPlus 8.5.

Best, Justin