PIP does not appear to handle diacritics correctly.

Laszlo Lebrun lazlo.lebrun at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 9 09:59:29 CEST 2015

On Tue, 08 Sep 2015 23:35:33 +0100, Mark Lawrence wrote:

> On 08/09/2015 20:14, Laszlo Lebrun via Python-list wrote:
>> Dear group,
>> I do use Windows 7 and have a user name with diacritics.
>> Whenever I am querying an extension with pip, it will fail since it
>> does not pass on the user folder correctly.
>> I thought PIP deals well with unicode, doesn't it?
>> Has anyone a clue how to fix it?
>> Thank you
> Can you please cut and paste exactly what you tried and the failure
> messages, as there's a lot of smart people around here but we're not
> mind readers :)  Which Python and pip version are you using?  Did you
> install pip yourself or did it come with your Python installation?

Yes, you are right, let me append the message.
Just after a fresh install of Python with PIP on Windows. 
Whenever I start PIP, I get:
"Fatal error in launcher: Unable to create process using '"C:\Users
\python.exe"  "C:\Users\B³rgerGegenFluglõrm\AppData\Local\Programs\Python
\Python35-32\Scripts\pip.exe" '"

Where the correct path is "C:\Users\BürgerGegenFluglärm\AppData..."

The funny thing is that the message mentions the path twice, with 
different wrong codings.

Thank you for your help.

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