On Wednesday 2012-08-29 09:31 (-0700), Philip Jenvey
> On Aug 29, 2012, at 2:37 AM, r houtman wrote:
>> I'm using Jython 2.5.1. (but also tried 2.5.3) and i get the message
>> " unknown enocoding 'ms932'"
>> When i force the JVM to utf-8, then using directory paths containing Japanese characters doesnt' work.
>> I put a question out on stackOverflow:
>> Can you guys can tell me how i can get jython to work on a japanese system?
> Jython currently lacks support for many asian encodings. The feature is tracked here:
The ideal would be for the patch to http://bugs.jython.org/issue1066 to
be complete. If you need this know there are some options available to
you, some assembly required.....
I have a post at
(I've no idea why I can't find this post on the sf.net list, the page at
has a comment at the bottom about excluded messages) that has a horrible
demo on how to use nio with a Python encodings (lite) interface.
You could in theory use gencodec.py (
with in input Unicode table (which you could generate using CPython) but
this would be inefficient. I actually did this once for CPython (not
Jython) for an unsupported single byte Windows (cp708) codepage, it is
pretty straight forward.