[IPython-dev] IPython 0.10.1 -pylab

Peter Butterworth butterw at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 21:13:07 EDT 2010

here's the full message (previous version got sent by mistake):

>> sys.stdout.encoding
Out[11]: 'cp437'

Sure there are print issues with the default cmd.exe codepage (cp850
or cp437), but I don't
think it is the problem here, as I copy/paste the paths into ipython,
I don't type them in. I have already tried chcp 1252.

<quote author="Jörgen Stenarson-2">
Peter Butterworth skrev 2010-10-05 20:56:
> 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.

For me there are some issues with the default codepage that is set in
the console window when you launch python.

If you are having the same problem I have experienced then
may help you resolve your issues.
If not please let me know and I will try to improve the explanation.


peter butterworth

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