Bug #8153

CHIRP won't open the IMG or CSV files if there is accent character in the file path

Added by Erhan Aslanturk about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:08/03/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Platform:Windows
Model affected:(All models)


When I try to open a IMG file from a folder that includes Turkish accent characters, nothing happen.

In the log file I can see following
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'D:\\Portable Apps\\Chirp\\KAYIT\\A\xc4\x9eA\\Baofeng_WRDK713.img'

Original path as follows
D:\\Portable Apps\\Chirp\\KAYIT\\AĞA\\Baofeng_WRDK713.img

After renaming the folder name that includes accent Chirp functioning well opening or importing files.

debug.log (25.3 kB) Erhan Aslanturk, 08/03/2020 08:04 am

Related issues

duplicates Bug #1631: Unicode character in path Closed 05/12/2014


Updated by Rudolph Gutzerhagen about 2 years ago

refer to prior logged issues. examples are: #1631 and #7899 and possibly others.

Updated by Bernhard Hailer about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Unfortunately, this is a known issue. It's not Chirp related, it appears to be somewhere in Python.
The only option you have is to run Chirp in a path without special characters.

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