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DiliupG diliupg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 00:41:00 EDT 2016

Thank you for the responses.
Some filenames I use are in Unicode in this script and there is no display
or typing problem in Windows (Vista, 7 and 10). Filenames and text in word
processing and text files are ALL displayed properly WITHOUT any errors by
the Windows system.

When I use a standard font in the local language there is no problem at all
but I need to retype ALL display text in all the Python programs which is a
tedious task.

Having read all answers is there no way this can be done without modifing
code on my computer? Thepurpose is to deliver a WIndows software for ALL
Windows users.

I am reading in a list of file names with the following code.

    def get_filelist(self):
        app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv)
        a = QtGui.QFileDialog.getOpenFileNames()

        filelist = []
        if a:
            for name in a:
                a = unicode(name)


        return filelist

mainprg.filelist = mainprg.get_filelist()

filelist = mainprg.filelist

for name in filelist:
    print name             < ---- THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEM IS

Thanks for feed back.

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 3:58 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>

> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 01:08:02PM +0530, DiliupG wrote:
> > I am using Python 2.7.12 on Windows 10
> Two errors:
> - first error is that Unicode strings in Python 2 need to be written as
> unicode objects, with a "u" prefix in the delimiter:
> # ASCII byte string:
> "Hello World"
> # Unicode string:
> u"මේක ත"
> ASCII strings "..." cannot give you the right results except by
> accident. You must use unicode strings u"..."
> - Second possible problem: using Windows, which may not support the
> characters you are trying to use. I don't know -- try it and see. If it
> still doesn't work, then blame Windows. I know that Linux and Mac OS X
> both use UTF-8 for filenames, and so support all of Unicode. But
> Windows, I'm not sure. It might be localised to only use Latin-1
> (Western European) or similar.
> --
> Steve
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Kalasuri Diliup Gabadamudalige


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