PythonWin 2.1 saving bugg???

Chris Liechti cliechti at
Wed Oct 31 18:40:43 CET 2001

"Tim Gahnström /Bladerman" <tim at> wrote in
news:DPHD7.3517$Z_1.615833 at 
> I were in the testing phase of a program I had made (actually a lab
> report) . When PythonWin 2.1 for some reason didnt want to save my file
> again. I tried saving it under a different name but it didnt work
> either, it just ended up with a text saying
> saving...
> in the bottom grey field.
> I had just done minor changes since last save so I didnt really
> consider it a big problem. But after (abruptly and with scandisk...) 
> having restarted the computer I came back and found that my program
> wasn't ther at all! anymore.

i had some troubles with non-english characters like "umlaut"/äöü. at least 
in older vestions of pythonwin deleting such a character did't deleted the 
character attribute. in this state pythonwin refused to save the file until 
i deleted that character too.

these problems _are_ fixed in PyWin 2.1 but maybe there is still a small 
bug left.
maybe it has to do something with broken two byte unicode characters in 
UTF8 encoding, but i don't realy know.

the best solution in cases where i counld't find the illegal character, was 
to copy the entire file and paste it in an other editor.


Chris <cliechti at>

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