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Re: musicxml2ly unsupported unicode range

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: musicxml2ly unsupported unicode range
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 23:21:10 +0100 (CET)

   > Hi

   > I have for some time as a musicshool teacher been a busy user

   > of lilypond on my Linux Desktop. Recently my employer have forced

   > me to work on windows 10. I have got a working setup but

   > musicxml2ly gives the following error:


   > Starting python-windows.exe...

   > Traceback (most recent call last):

   > File "C:\Program Files (x86)\LilyPond\usr\bin\musicxml2ly.py", line
   3284, in main

   > basefilename = args[0].decode('utf-8')

   > File "/usr/lib/python2.4/encodings/utf_8.py", line 16, in decode

   > UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode bytes in position
   60-64: unsupported Unicode code range

   > Exited with return code 1.

   > This happens with both 2.18.2 and 2.20. And both from commandline and

   > And as I told on windows. No problems on linux. Have a nice day and
   thank you for

   > your efforts. Highly appreciated Lars Henrik Ørn


   You likely have a special character in the name of your file.

   Windows handles this poorly and LilyPond (actually Python,

   behind the scenes) can't do much for this. Try removing

   special characters from the file name, it should solve

   your problem.


   Jean Abou Samra

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