bugThe Circle - Bugs: bug #3830, Bad string->unicode conversions


bug #3830: Bad string->unicode conversions

Submitted by:  Peter Moulder <pjrm>
Submitted on:  Sat 31 May 2003 07:48:30 AM UTC  
Category:  Graphical version (circle) Severity:  4
Item Group:  Bug Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Sat 31 May 2003 07:48:30 AM UTC, original submission:

An example of how to trigger this bug is to send some 8-bit text from a gtk1 client to a gtk2 client.
(I'd guess that another example is to send some 8-bit gossip text, etc.: grep force_unicode *y.)

Under the gtk2 client, sys.getdefaultencoding() is returning 'utf-8'. This is used by settings.terminal_encoding, which in turn is used by force_unicode and force_string.

pfh's suggested fix is to set settings.terminal_encoding to 'CP1252' unconditionally. However, he notes that doing so triggers "Augmentation of wrong length" errors. Pfh says this is a separate bug, where augmentation length is number of bytes (presumably of utf-8 encoding) rather than number of characters.

Ryan says that fixing this bug (for the chat message case) also requires the following change:
# Legacy message format
- text = request[3]
+ text = utility.force_unicode(request[3])

Peter Moulder <pjrm>
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