[IPython-user] unicode and change directory problem

Vicent Mas uvemas@gmail....
Tue Jan 20 15:00:17 CST 2009


Hi,

thanks a lot for your great explanation! And for your advises.

Vicent

2009/1/20 Jörgen Stenarson <jorgen.stenarson@bostream.nu>:
> Vicent Mas skrev:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm a newbie having problems with the cd command. My platform is
>> windows xp. I want to change to a directory whose unicode
>> representation is u'para\u0140lel'. If I issue a ls command that
>> directory is properly listed.
>>
>> However I don't know how to change to the directory using the cd
>> command because the U'0140 character is not mapped to any key in the
>> keyboard. I've tried several things: passing the unicode string to cd
>> fails, passing the unicode string encoded with sys.stdin.encoding
>> fails too. Passing the unicode string encoded with
>> sys.getfilesystemencoding() fails again. So what have I to do for
>> changing to that directory?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Vicent
>
> Vicent,
>
> I believe Paul's suggestion is the easiest workaround at this time.
> Unfortunately unicode is not used throughout ipython at this time and the
> argument handling of the magic commands have lots unicode problems.
> Unfortunately I do not think this will be fixed any time soon.
>
> To simplify working with non-ascii characters, I set the console encoding to
> be the same as is used by the filesystem in my case
> that is 1252. This means I always have cmd.exe issue the command "chcp 1252"
> on startup. I have also changed the default font of the console window to
> Lucida Console otherwise åäö won't show up properly in the console window.
> Then I can use åäöé and other characters I can type directly on my keyboard
> in ipython.
>
> /Jörgen
>
>
>



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