[Bugs] #2830 LOW: Browse unable to handle non-8 byte unicode characters

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Sun May 8 14:49:37 EDT 2011

#2830: Browse unable to handle non-8 byte unicode characters
    Reporter:  m_anish      |          Owner:  lucian                     
        Type:  defect       |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Low          |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  Browse       |        Version:  Unspecified                
    Severity:  Minor        |       Keywords:  dx2, dx3                   
Distribution:  Unspecified  |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                
 Browse version 120, is unable to handle strange unicode characters in its
 address bar. It does not crash, but reports unhandled exceptions in its

 You must not use 8-bit bytestrings unless you use a text_factory that can
 interpret 8-bit bytestrings (like text_factory = str). It is highly
 recommended that you instead just switch your application to Unicode

 * Open Browse
 * Type some obscure characters in the address bad (for example,
 ctrl+shift+1234) and press enter.
 * An exception is reported in the browse log (attached).

 Observed in both Sugar-Jhbuild and dextrose-2

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2830>
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