About wmi

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed Jul 16 21:20:29 CEST 2008

patrol wrote:
> On 7月17日, 上午12时16分, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
>> Assuming that the error comes back in the sys.stdout encoding, the following version *should* work ok. I still haven't got a non-English set up to test it on, but it certainly does return a Unicode error message.
>> http://timgolden.me.uk/wmi-project/wmi.py
>> The usual test case, if you wouldn't mind:
>> <code>
>> import wmi
>> wmi.WMI ("non-existent computer")
>> </code>
>> should give a (language-specific) error message, not an UnicodeDecodeError
>> TJG
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> import wmi
>>>> wmi.WMI('non-existent computer')
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>   File "C:\Python25\lib\wmi.py", line 1199, in connect
>     handle_com_error (error_info)
>   File "C:\Python25\lib\wmi.py", line 184, in handle_com_error
>     exception_string = [u"%s - %s" % (hex (hresult_code),
> hresult_name)]
> UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xb7 in position
> 4: ordinal
> not in range(128)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> yup,error_info contains the Chinese encoded string. All of the Simple
> Chinese Windows use the CP936.Every Chinese word utilizes two
> bytes.Maybe you can fix this bug by modifying  handle_com_error.

Can you confirm that that last bit of
code was run with the version of wmi.py
currently at:


That version should already be decoding the
string correctly.


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