Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#422 closed defect (wontfix)

Add to set Python default encoding to UTF-8

Reported by: akaginch Owned by: osgeo4w-dev@…
Priority: major Component: Package
Version: Keywords: python27, i18n


Since the default encoding of Python 2.x is ASCII, encoding / decoding strings that include non-ASCII characters without explicitly specified encoding causes UnicodeEncodeError / UnicodeDecodeError.

Some useful QGIS plugins (e.g. some algorithms of Processing, and mmqgis) can not be used with non-ASCII data because of this error. We can avoid these errors by simply changing the default encoding to UTF-8. There is no problem related to this change with users who use only ASCII characters. In Python 3.x, the default encoding is UTF-8.

Python code authors still need to pay attention to encoding when writing a code which handles file path or non-UTF-8 data, but have no need to pay attention at any other time.


import sys

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comment:1 by akaginch, 10 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I'm closing this ticket because some modifications can be found in the plugins.

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