accent in python console

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Alain Gauthier

Mar 29, 2022, 4:29:51 AM3/29/22
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when I try to print a string which contains any accent (for instance "é"), either it prints nothing or during a debugging session, python engine crashes and restart.

Does anyone have this problem ?

I am running pyscripter on windows 10.

Thank you for your help,


Alain Gauthier

Mar 29, 2022, 4:33:55 AM3/29/22
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Some precision : I did not have this problem with older version of pyscripter.
It worked fine with PyScripter-3.6.1


Mar 29, 2022, 8:04:56 AM3/29/22
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I cannot reproduce it here, eg.

def main():

if __name__ == '__main__':

works as expected.

Alain Gauthier

Apr 6, 2022, 4:02:09 AM4/6/22
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thank you for your ansmwer.
There is probably something wrong with my configuration of pyscripter.

I have to precise that I use various conda environments and connect corresponding python interpreter.

But I have this problem with any of the python interpreter I use.

I tried as well on the computer at the office and there is exactly the same problem.

Now I will try to uninstall completely pyscripter and reinstall it.

Do you have any hint on that kind of problem ?


Alain Gauthier

Apr 6, 2022, 4:45:16 AM4/6/22
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Hello again,

My system is windows 10, I have installed the 64 bits python 3.6 on c:\python36 and other python environments with conda (all python versions are >=3.6)
I did the following experiment :
1/ uninstall completely pyscripter and delete all my configurations files eventualy in c:\user\... folder.
2/ install pyscripter 4.1.1
3/ I try to print("é") and it works
4/ I connect to a conda environment python and then print("é") crashes the python interpreter.

At this moment this command does not work any more with any version of python interpreter.

At the end I go back to pyscripter 3.6 and I don't have this problem any more.

Here is an example of batch I use to launch pyscripter 3.6 with a specified conda environment :

@echo off

rem paramètres environnement
set ENV_SELECTION=e-tiage
rem activation env conda
call %USERPROFILE%\Miniconda3\Scripts\activate.bat %USERPROFILE%\Miniconda3
call %USERPROFILE%\Miniconda3\condabin\conda.bat activate %ENV_SELECTION%


rem lancement pyscripter
Start "" "C:\Program Files\PyScripter\PyScripter.exe" --%PYTHON_SELECTION% --PYTHONDLLPATH  %PYTHONHOME%

If you have a hint or a correction of the way I start pyscripter it would be nice :)
Thank you for your help
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