POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.tools.general : Pov files into Blender : Re: Pov files into Blender Server Time
22 Sep 2023 03:58:46 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Pov files into Blender  
From: Mr
Date: 1 Feb 2022 16:55:00
Message: <web.61f9ab39e45a879e34c7846e6830a892@news.povray.org>
"Mr" <m******r******at_hotmail_dot_fr> wrote:
> "An Ordinary Fox" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> > "An Ordinary Fox" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> > also what this error means:
> This supposedly means that the file you fed it is not UTF-8 (most standard
> international text character set). if that file is available online can you
> share / send it ?

Never mind : I managed to generate a file that triggered the exact same error to
validate my fix. It should again be available to you tomorrow in that same
place. What the fix does is convert any input file to utf-8 by removing non
utf-8 characters since these generally can't happen in language directive,
rather in user declared names. Which shouldn't be a problem as the alteration
should be quite similar almost everywhere, except when two names differ only by
one different non uniode char in exactly the same place (like e.g. two
accentuated similar words with different accents)

Attached image shows morphine molecule from Avogadro pov output with deliberate
trema accentuated a inside comment, resaved to non utf-8 (nordic) encoding.

Can you try again to import the same file of your own previous attempts to
confirm it at least no longer reports that error?

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