[Bug 581518] Re: list_members --fullnames kills umlauts in names

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon May 17 02:32:48 CEST 2010

This is not a bug in list_members. list_members encodes the full names
for output in the default encoding of the Python installation. If you
want this to be, e.g., iso-8859-1 or utf-8 as opposed to ascii which is
the normal Python default, you have to add, e.g.,
sys.setdefaultencoding('utf-8') to a sitecustomize.py module. See

For example, if you want utf-8 encoding as the Python default, you could
create /usr/lib/pythonv.v/site-packages/sitecustomize.py containing the
two lines:

import sys

list_members --fullnames kills umlauts in names
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