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[Bug 1816629] [NEW] ccsm crashes with UnicodeDecodeError on startup with non-English locales


Public bug reported:

The Ubuntu Error Tracker has been receiving reports about a problem regarding compiz.  This problem was most recently seen with package version 1:, the problem page at https://errors.ubuntu.com/problem/f1f0b756d6b4a2da6055cd7a5d0cb7210975e402 contains more details, including versions of packages affected, stacktrace or traceback, and individual crash reports.
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ccsm", line 122, in <module>
    mainWin = ccm.MainWin(context, plugin, category)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ccm/Window.py", line 55, in __init__
    self.MainPage = MainPage(self, self.Context)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ccm/Pages.py", line 1209, in __init__
    pluginWindow = PluginWindow(self.Context)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ccm/Widgets.py", line 1642, in __init__
    category_box = CategoryBox(context, category, plugins, i)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/ccm/Widgets.py", line 1506, in __init__
  File "src/compizconfig.pyx", line 943, in compizconfig.Plugin.ShortDesc.__get__
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 2: ordinal not in range(128)

** Affects: compiz (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: disco

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