I was trying to upload some patches to a bug with |hg bzexport| and I kept getting this: > Traceback (most recent call last): > File "/usr/local/bin/hg", line 43, in <module> > mercurial.dispatch.run() > File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mercurial/dispatch.py", line 54, in run > sys.exit((dispatch(request(sys.argv[1:])) or 0) & 255) > File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mercurial/dispatch.py", line 116, in dispatch > ret = _runcatch(req) > File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/mercurial/dispatch.py", line 270, in _runcatch > ui.warn(_("abort: %s\n") % inst) > UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u2013' in position 149: ordinal not in range(128) I've seen this sort of thing before when requesting review of a reviewer who has non-ASCII chars in their name. But that wasn't the case this time. So I was puzzled. I eventually worked out the problem was the reviewer (heycam) had their "not accepting review requests" flag set in Bugzilla, with this message: > Cameron McCormack (:heycam) (away Nov 23 – Dec 4) <email@example.com> is not currently accepting 'review' requests. The char between the dates is \u2013, a.k.a. EN DASH. But I only saw that message when I uploaded the patch with requesting review, and then requested review via the Bugzilla UI. An indication of what the failing text was would have been very helpful. Even better -- this is 2015, after all -- would be if bzexport could handle non-ASCII chars :)
FWIW, I hit this bug in late November (also with :heycam's username), and birtles hit it today (with mine, bug 1228229 comment 44). I think both of us spent a decent amount of time debugging it before realizing what was happening.
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.