[Bf-committers] Python console IO encoding: PYTHONIOENCODING envvar

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 02:40:16 CEST 2013

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Bastien Montagne
<montagne29 at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> Hey devs,
> Just ran into this bug report:
> https://projects.blender.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=498&aid=36722&group_id=9
> Most likely, it is an issue of non-encodable char in its path (stupid
> windows...)
> Anyway, searching a bit around, I found PYTHONIOENCODING envvar
> (http://docs.python.org/3/using/cmdline.html#envvar-PYTHONIOENCODING),
> which is supposed to force encoding of stdXXX streams. Are we already
> using this, or wouldn't it work in our case? Else, setting it to
> something like "utf-8:replace" could save us some issues under windows...

Afraid its a known issue, see comment in BPY_python_start():
'PYTHONIOENCODING' is ignored in MS-Windows

bug report:

upstream report to CPython:

- Campbell

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