usbcreator on Windows does not detect the iso file if the folder name has non-latin letters

Bug #701441 reported by lokster on 2011-01-11
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

The usbcreator on Windows fails to detect the iso file if it's placed in a folder, which has non-latin characters in it's name (in my case - cyrillic)

I can confirm this too.

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Which version of Ubuntu/usb-creator are you using lokster?

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for usb-creator (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
lokster (lokiisyourmaster) wrote :

How can this bug be "Expired", "Low", and "Unassigned" while it STILL exists!
I just pulled the last revision from lp:ubuntu/usb-creator, built it, and the bug still exists.
This happens on Windows XP SP3 (NOT on Wine!)
It does not matter what ISO you select. As far as there are non-latin (cyrillic in my case) letters in the folder or filename - it fails.
For me, this is not "Low" Importance. Its "Critical".
And it's easy to fix it. Just use

correct_name = iso_filename.encode(sys.getfilesystemencoding(), 'replace')

Or something like that. I had the same problem with my projects, and fixed it this way.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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