Bug report #13966

error executing init function if project and function is located in directory containing non ascii characters

Added by Bo Victor Thomsen about 7 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.12.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 7 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21980


If you create a project including a init function and locate the files in a directory containing non-ascii characters QGIS will fail to execute the init function with the following error:

An error occured during execution of following code:
import tekster4

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 1, in 
  File "C:/qgis212/apps/qgis-rel-dev/./python\\qgis\\utils.py", line 572, in _import
    mod = _builtin_import(name, globals, locals, fromlist, level)
ImportError: No module named tekster4

Python version:
2.7.5 (default, May 15 2013, 22:44:16) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)]

QGIS version:
2.12.0-Lyon 'Lyon', 946e560

Python path:
['C:/qgis212/apps/qgis-rel-dev/./python/plugins\\\\processing', 'C:/qgis212/apps/qgis-rel-dev/./python', u'C:/Users/bvtho/.qgis2/python', u'C:/Users/bvtho/.qgis2/python/plugins', 'C:/qgis212/apps/qgis-rel-dev/./python/plugins', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\bin\\\\python27.zip', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\DLLs', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\plat-win', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\lib-tk', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\bin', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\PIL', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\jinja2-2.7.2-py2.7.egg', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\markupsafe-0.23-py2.7-win-amd64.egg', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\pytz-2012j-py2.7.egg', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\win32', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\win32\\\\lib', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\Pythonwin', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\six-1.3.0-py2.7.egg', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\Python27\\\\lib\\\\site-packages\\\\wx-2.8-msw-unicode', u'C:/Users/bvtho/.qgis2//python', 'C:\\\\Users\\\\bvtho\\\\.qgis2\\\\python\\\\plugins\\\\DigitizingTools\\\\tools', 'C:\\\\qgis212\\\\apps\\\\qgis-rel-dev\\\\python\\\\plugins\\\\fTools\\\\tools', 'C:/temp/test/unicode \\xc3\\xa6 \\xc3\\xb8 \\xc3\\xa5']

... and 3 other errors following the first one

Steps to reproduce the error:

Extract the zip file test.zip. It contains 2 directories named "ae oe aa" and "æ ø å". The 2 directory contains copies of the exact same project and init function. The project contains one layer "labels" and the init function is used with this layer ie. digitizing new elements into the layer

The project in directory "ae oe aa" works without a hitch but the project in directory "æ ø å" fails with the abovementioned error.

Tested on windows 7 /QGIS 2.8.2 64 bit and QGIS 2.12 64 bit

test.zip (21.7 KB) Bo Victor Thomsen, 2015-12-09 04:37 AM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 5 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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