Jump to content
UltiMaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Language problem


Recommended Posts

Posted · Language problem

Hi Daid,

I'm one of the Swedish users of Cura, and I have some problems. Using the standard settings of Cura, the program wont slice anything 3 days a week. All I get is a Ubuntu crash report, however Cura keeps running, and creating more crash reports.

I have located the source of this error to the fact that my Ubuntu is set to use the Swedish language. The problem is that 3 weekdays in Swedish contains special characters (Måndag,Lördag,Söndag), and when Cura generates ascii string from "{day}" in start.gcode these days are represented with ("mån","lör","sön"), which gets a representation containing something like 0xC3A5. If I start Cura with "LANG=en_us; cura", all is well, and my model slice.

the error is reported like:

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/share/cura/Cura/gui/sceneView.py", line 420, in _onRunSlicer


File "/usr/share/cura/Cura/util/sliceEngine.py", line 116, in runSlicer

for k, v in self._engineSettings(extruderCount).iteritems():

File "/usr/share/cura/Cura/util/sliceEngine.py", line 259, in _engineSettings

'startCode': profile.getAlterationFileContents('start.gcode', extruderCount),

File "/usr/share/cura/Cura/util/profile.py", line 797, in getAlterationFileContents

return unicode(prefix + re.sub("(.)\{([^\}]*)\}", replaceTagMatch, alterationContents).rstrip() + '\n' + postfix).strip().encode('utf-8') + '\n'

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/re.py", line 151, in sub

return _compile(pattern, flags).sub(repl, string, count)

File "/usr/share/cura/Cura/util/profile.py", line 685, in replaceTagMatch

return pre + time.strftime('%a').encode('utf-8', 'replace')

UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 1: ordinal not in range(128)


I'm not a python guy and I don't know how to fix this, but the problem is as described above.

On a related note, I really must say I appreciate the new slicing engine. The only question I have so far is if Cura isn't a little to eager to slice the models. I know you don't like unnecessary stages in the printing process but I find the ever appearing slice process indicator a little annoying. The fact that Cura is eager to slice resulted in quite a few error reports as well.

best regards,

Johan K


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    • Our picks

      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 14 replies
    • Create New...