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Special Characters in Windows File path

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Hi there

I wonder how to handle special character issues in a smooth way. I use the following commands in my script:

HSFPath=vs.GetFPathName()
bool, path=vs.ConvertHSF2PosixPath(HSFPath)

My File name is äöüéè.vwx. And Vectorscript procudes a file path like "C:\Users\dom\Desktop\‰ˆ¸ÈË.vwx"

After that I have to replace those "characters" manually by script:
umlaut={'ä':'‰','ö':'ˆ','ü':'¸','é':'È','è':'Ë','à':'à'} #Python dict with the replace character
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('ä'),'ä') #umlaut.get(dictkey)
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('ö'),'ö')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('ü'),'ü')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('é'),'é')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('è'),'è')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('à'),'à')

OK, the path.replace part, maybe could maybe be better programmed. But is there any standard procedure for file-path-character issues like this? Handling pathes is daily business.

Well, it works on mac platform.

The complete script:

HSFPath=vs.GetFPathName()
bool, path=vs.ConvertHSF2PosixPath(HSFPath)
umlaut={'ä':'‰','ö':'ˆ','ü':'¸','é':'È','è':'Ë','à':'à'}

path=path.replace(umlaut.get('ä'),'ä')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('ö'),'ö')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('ü'),'ü')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('é'),'é')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('è'),'è')
path=path.replace(umlaut.get('à'),'à')

path=path[:-3]+'txt'
inPath=path
skipHeader= False
asString=True
delimiter="\t"
codex='iso8859_2' #'latin_1', 'iso8859_2', 'mac_latin2','utf_8' #https://docs.python.org/3/library/codecs.html

lines=[]
rows=[]
import csv
import os
if asString==False:
quote=csv.QUOTE_NONNUMERIC
else:
quote=csv.QUOTE_NONE

if os.path.isfile(inPath) == False:
vs.AlrtDialog('Das Info-File der ERP Software wurde nicht gefunden. Dieses Script liesst eine Textdatei mit gleichem Namen wie die Vectorworks Datei ein. Bitte Erkundigen Sie sich bei Ihrem ERP/PPS Softwarelieferanten über diese Möglichkeit')



rowNum=10
lineNum=10

if os.path.isfile(inPath) ==False:
for x in range(rowNum):
	rows.append('error Import File')
for x in range(lineNum):	
	lines.append('error')

FilePath=('import File missed')

if os.path.isfile(inPath) ==True:
with open(inPath, encoding=codex) as f:
	reader= csv.reader(f,dialect='excel',delimiter=delimiter,quoting=quote)
	if skipHeader==True:
		next(reader)
	for line in reader:
		lines.append(line)
	lineNum=len(lines)	
	rowNum=len(line)			
	for row in range(rowNum):
		rown=[]
		for line in range(lineNum):
			rown.append(lines[line][row])		
		rows.append(rown)


if asString==False:
	rows = tuple(tuple(x) for x in rows)
	rows = list(rows)	
	lines = tuple(tuple(x) for x in lines)
	lines = list(lines)

erpdict=dict(zip(lines[0], lines[1]))
plankopf="INSYMBOL & INOBJECT & INVIEWPORT & ('VAA Title Block'.'__Other4'='ERP_Plankopf')"
#plankopf="INGROUP & INVIEWPORT & (R IN ['VAA Title Block'])"

def PlankopfFelder(h):
vs.SetRField(h, 'VAA Title Block', '__ProjName', erpdict.get('PRO_STAMM_PROJEKTBEZ'))
vs.SetRField(h, 'VAA Title Block', '__ClientName', erpdict.get('ADR_NAME_FIRMA'))
vs.SetRField(h, 'VAA Title Block', '__ProjAddress', erpdict.get('ADR_STRASSE')+', '+erpdict.get('ADR_PLZ')+' '+erpdict.get('ADR_ORT'))
vs.SetRField(h, 'VAA Title Block', '__ProjNo', erpdict.get('PRO_STAMM_PROJEKTNR'))
vs.ResetObject(h)
return()

vs.ForEachObject(PlankopfFelder, plankopf)

Edited by DomC

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Tim

Thanks a lot. Your post brought me to search in the right direction :)

There seems to be many solutions to convert with python. But after several encoding, decoding tries. I searched again "http://developer.vectorworks.net/" for encoding topics. Lo and behold: There was a vectorscript function to do that job :-)!!!

vs.StringAnsiToMac(string)

Nice.

Thanks again Tim

Dom

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