[New-bugs-announce] [issue12632] Windows GPF with Code Page 65001

Bruce Ferris report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jul 25 04:24:49 CEST 2011

New submission from Bruce Ferris <bferris57 at bferris.co.uk>:

The following scenario GPFs on Windows Vista using cmd.exe...

  Python 3.1.2 (r312:79149, Mar 21 2010, 00:41:52) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
   (Intel)] on win32
  Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
  >>> ^Z

  D:\>chcp 65001
  Active code page: 65001

  Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: can't initialize sys standard
  LookupError: unknown encoding: cp65001

  This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an 
  unusual way.
  Please contact the application's support team for more information.


This is a bit surprising since Code Page 65001 IS the official Microsoft UTF-8 Code Page.

Please see...


components: Unicode
messages: 141067
nosy: bferris57
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Windows GPF with Code Page 65001
versions: Python 3.1

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