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Title: Umlauts make conf.latex_documents fail
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Documentation tools (Sphinx) Versions: Python 2.5
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: georg.brandl Nosy List: georg.brandl, hoel
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2008-07-30 08:30 by hoel, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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Messages (4)
msg70419 - (view) Author: Berthold Höllmann (hoel) Date: 2008-07-30 08:30
For a Project of mine I have set latex_documents to something like

latex_documents = [
  ('index', 'doc.tex', 'Documentation', 'Berthold Höllmann', 'manual'),

With this processing fails with:

LANG=C make latex
mkdir -p build/latex build/doctrees
sphinx-build -b latex -d build/doctrees -D latex_paper_size=a4 -N source
Sphinx v0.4.2, building latex
trying to load pickled env... done
building [latex]: all documents
updating environment: 0 added, 1 changed, 0 removed
reading... index
pickling the env... done
checking consistency...
processing CrossSolverTests.tex... index
resolving references...
writing... Exception occurred:
line 162, in astext
    '\\renewcommand{\\indexname}{Index}\n' or '') + \
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position
206: ordinal not in range(128)
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make: *** [latex] Error 1

changing ö to \"o does work.
msg70441 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-07-30 22:49
Did you try using a Unicode string? IIRC the docs explicitly say that if
you include non-ASCII chars in the config you should use Unicode strings.
msg70487 - (view) Author: Berthold Höllmann (hoel) Date: 2008-07-31 06:47
OK, using Unicode strings in does work, so make this a Bug in
sphinx-quickstart. My was generated by sphinx-quickstart, When
asked for the author(s) name I gave my name and was generated
with a simple string for the name information instead of a Unicode string.
msg70588 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-08-01 19:42
Indeed, you're correct with that. This is now fixed in the 0.4 branch
with r65375.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:37adminsetgithub: 47719
2008-08-01 19:42:43georg.brandlsetstatus: pending -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg70588
2008-07-31 06:47:54hoelsetmessages: + msg70487
2008-07-30 22:49:11georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> pending
messages: + msg70441
2008-07-30 08:30:42hoelcreate