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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] osc umlaut problem
  • From: Susanne Oberhauser <froh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 13:24:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <s2i7hyq3t6c.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Michal Čihař <michal@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

There is thre fixes to this:

1. we enable in the use of the locale setting

Problem with this is that you will most likely break applications which
do rely on default settings.


2. we work around the IMNSHO braindead disablement of

import sys, locale

3. We scatter explicit unicode awareness to every place we possibly
handle unicode strings strings.

I *strongly* opt for #1 or #2. #3 is just so plain inelegant, I refuse
to do that. It's like checking return codes after exceptions have been

4. Wait for python 3.0 :-).

ok, that means #2 for now, right?

1 froh@byron:/tmp $ rcsdiff -u /usr/bin/osc
RCS file: /usr/bin/osc,v
retrieving revision 1.1
diff -u -r1.1 /usr/bin/osc
--- /usr/bin/osc 2009/07/03 11:20:56 1.1
+++ /usr/bin/osc 2009/07/03 11:22:39
@@ -3,7 +3,14 @@
# this wrapper exists so it can be put into /usr/bin, but still allows the
# python module to be called within the source directory during development

-import sys
+import sys, locale
+# this is a hack to make osc work as expected with utf-8 characters, no matter
+# how is set...
+del sys.setdefaultencoding
from osc import commandline
from osc import babysitter

This fixes the problem for me.

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