Scripting, strings and diacritics



  • I type this code in a script window:

    Firsts = "F P T V"
    Seconds = "à é ï ø û"
    nalts = 10
    
    for f in Firsts.split(" "):
        for s in Seconds.split(" "):
            print "%s%s " %(f, s) *nalts
    

    It runs and it works fine (print the expected output). When I try to save the script or RF crashes or I get this traceback:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "Combinations RF.py", line 10, in 
    AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'selection'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "lib/scripting/pyDocument.pyc", line 37, in writeSafelyToURL_ofType_forSaveOperation_error_
    UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe0' in position 106: ordinal not in range(128)
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "lib/doodleDelegate.pyc", line 81, in sendEvent_
      File "lib/scripting/pyDocument.pyc", line 37, in writeSafelyToURL_ofType_forSaveOperation_error_
    UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe0' in position 106: ordinal not in range(128)
    

    I guess it has to do with "à é ï ø û".
    When I save the code in Textmate, "à é ï ø û" get changed in the script for "à é ï ø û".

    I even tried using"# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-" as first line of code but didn't work.
    Might it be a Python bug? I've been trying to deal with this for a while and it's a headache.

    BTW, is there a way of getting "à" as output from "agrave"?
    In some way RF does it in the Space Center window.

    Thanks as always,

    Jca



  • I hope somebody will post a more elaborate answer but I think you should convert the non ascii characters so python can read them.

    Seconds = u"\u00E0 \u00E9 \u00EF \u00F8 \u00FB"



  • Thanks jo! with this info I'll manage I guess.
    At this point something that just works it's perfect, the dark magic in the insides is not important now. I'll check later.


  • admin

    This is idd a bug :) and already solved in the beta and will be fixed in the next release.



  • dank u Frederik