PIP does not appear to handle diacritics correctly.

Laszlo Lebrun lazlo.lebrun at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 9 13:03:31 CEST 2015

On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:13:41 +0100, Tim Golden wrote:

> On 09/09/2015 08:59, Laszlo Lebrun via Python-list wrote:
>> 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?
>> 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
>> \BürgerGegenFluglärm\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32
>> \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.
>> :-(
> What version of pip are you using? Since (from the path) I guess you
> have a 32-bit version of Python 3.5, I assume it's the version which was
> installed with that but just check:
> pip --version
Sorry I can't even execute that one.
I keep getting the weird error message.
But I just downloaded it 3 days ago, so it should be the current one.

> Hopefully someone here can help, but in fact pip is not part of core
> Python: the ensurepip mechanism (which *is* part of core Python)
> bootstraps a recent version of pip but it's maintained elsewhere.
> So you may need to raise this as a bug on the Pip tracker:
> https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues
done. Thank you.

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