[chirp_users] European characters in Windows user name

Tom Hayward
Mon Jul 25 09:35:50 PDT 2016

On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 11:55 PM, Eric Vought <evought at pobox.com> wrote:
> According to this:
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx
> NTFS stores file names internally in Unicode, but there are several versions
> of the API calls to get short/long/Unicode names. So, since CHIRP uses
> Unicode internally, it is likely not a matter of converting the path to
> Unicode but making sure that all of the API calls catch it that way in the
> first place (which should never hurt folks with only ASCII characters in
> their paths).
> This page (
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10180765/open-file-with-a-unicode-filename
> ) has details on handling this in Python. If you explicitly pass a Unicode
> strong *in* you will always get Unicode back from the call. Example with
> os.listdir() at bottom.

[I apologize to all the users here that don't care about dev stuff.
We're clearly in
http://intrepid.danplanet.com/mailman/listinfo/chirp_devel territory

In this case, we're not feeding in a variable, just reading one with

It looks like this post addresses our specific problem:


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