[New-bugs-announce] [issue16656] os.walk ignores international dirs on Windows

anatoly techtonik report at bugs.python.org
Mon Dec 10 12:41:44 CET 2012

New submission from anatoly techtonik:

This critical bug is one of the reasons that non-English speaking communities doesn't adopt Python as broadly as it happens in English world compared to other technologies (PHP etc.). 

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

import os

os.mkdir(u'Русское имя')
os.mkdir(u'English name')

for r, dirs, files in os.walk('.'):
  print dirs

This gives:
['English name']

Windows Vista.
>dir /b
English name
Русское имя

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 177276
nosy: techtonik
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: os.walk ignores international dirs on Windows
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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