[IPython-dev] IPython 0.10.1 -pylab

Peter Butterworth butterw at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 20:42:39 EDT 2010

The suggested modification in matplotlib/cbook.py doesn't solve the issue:
>> import locale
>> x=locale.getpreferredencoding()
>> print repr(x)

On ipython v0.10/0.10.1 -pylab the problem disappears if I change the
matplotlib backend from Qt4Agg to TkAgg. I'm pretty sure I've seen
this problem previously using TkAgg though, so I will have to check
this again on some other windows machines.

In v0.10/0.10.1 launching regular ipython and then doing >> from pylab import *
does works.
In v0.11 the problem occurs also in regular ipython.

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Peter Butterworth <butterw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the following issue with IPython 0.10.1 /IPython 0.10 with
> python 2.6 and only on Windows 32/64bits in pylab mode (it works fine
> in regular ipython) :
> I can't cd to a directory with an accentuated character.
>>>> cd c:\Python_tests\001\bé
> [Error 2] Le fichier spÚcifiÚ est introuvable: 'c:/Python_tests/001/b\xc3\xa9'
> c:\Python_tests\001
> I hope this can be solved as it is really quite annoying.
> --
> thanks,
> peter butterworth

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