Python2.6 + win32com crashes with unicode bug
gerrit.muller at planet.nl
Fri Oct 30 18:00:29 CET 2009
Terry Reedy schreef:
> GerritM wrote:
>> I have automated image generation with Python, win32com and Visio5.0.
>> This works well upto Python2.5 but fails with Python 2.6.
>> Short term solution is to return to 2.5 :-(.
>> I have reproduced the bug below with a minimum of Python lines. Below
>> the problem the working example from 2.5
>> kind regards, Gerrit
>> ---minimal session reproducing the bug---
>> d = v.Documents.OpenEx("D:/temp/test.vsd",8)
>> UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0x83 in position
>> 52: ordinal not in range(128)
> I suspect that 2.6 fixed the bug of allowing non-ascii chars when using
> the ascii codec. I would check to see if there is an 0x83 in
the string "D:/temp/test.vsd" itself does not contain any
>>> for c in "D:/temp/test.vsd":
print ord(c), " ",
68 58 47 116 101 109 112 47 116 101 115 116 46
118 115 100
(on my current Python 2.5 configuration)
The presumably binary file itself may contain any value, but I don't
expect Python or win32com to do anything with the file content...
There are explanations on internet that Windows uses internally 2
(incompatible) API's that cause poblems with Unicode based filenames. I
do something like that to be the problem in Python 2.6
kind regards, Gerrit
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