Bug report #2512

General plugin failure if "username" in C:/Documents and Settings/username has non-ascii characters

Added by alobo - about 13 years ago. Updated about 13 years ago.

Category:Python plugins
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:12572


The current windows install sets the
.qgis/python/plugind directory under
C:/Documents and Settings/username

which results on general plugin failure in the case "username" has non-ascii
characters, i.e.
'C:/Documents and Settings/Mauro Rodríguez Rey/.qgis/python'

A solution would be to optionally set the .qgis directory to another

Not sure if this problem would also occur for non-windows installations.


Related issues

Duplicated by QGIS Application - Bug report #6746: Plugin installation fails when username contains accents Closed 2012-11-21

Associated revisions

Revision 8824da01
Added by Jürgen Fischer about 13 years ago

fix #2512

git-svn-id: http://svn.osgeo.org/qgis/trunk/[email protected] c8812cc2-4d05-0410-92ff-de0c093fc19c

Revision 3e339396
Added by Jürgen Fischer about 13 years ago

fix #2512

git-svn-id: http://svn.osgeo.org/qgis/[email protected] c8812cc2-4d05-0410-92ff-de0c093fc19c

Revision 4cb37b1a
Added by Jürgen Fischer over 9 years ago

support for python plugin directory with accents in username (fixes #2512 again)


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 13 years ago


to be more specific, for "general failure" it is meant that the python plugins do not install when the windows username includes non-ascii chars.

As far as I know this does not affects installations on linux, but would be better to double check.

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 13 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

fixed in 3e339396 (SVN r13014).

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