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Emojis break Chrome Bookmarks #396

mythofechelon opened this issue Jul 18, 2019 · 1 comment

Emojis break Chrome Bookmarks #396

mythofechelon opened this issue Jul 18, 2019 · 1 comment


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@mythofechelon mythofechelon commented Jul 18, 2019

TL;DR: Emojis in Google Chrome bookmarks breaks the Bookmarks plugin.

Full details:

I realised that Keypirinha had stopped indexing new Google Chrome bookmarks.

As Keypirinha hasn't been updated since 2018/11/14, I suspected that a Google Chrome update had broken the integration so I setup a fresh installation in a VM but it worked fine.

So, as it stood to reason that my problem must be something specific to my usage, I completely reinstalled Google Chrome and Keypirinha but neither made a difference.

It now seemed that the problem was due to my data / configuration.

I researched this general problem and found #55 which led me to the console which reported the following:

09:18:09.160 ** ERROR: Error from Bookmarks.Bookmarks.on_catalog: <class 'UnicodeDecodeError'>: 'charmap' codec can't decode byte 0x81 in position 500790: character maps to
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Program Files\Keypirinha\default\Packages\Bookmarks.keypirinha-package\", line 60, in on_catalog
File "C:\Program Files\Keypirinha\default\Packages\Bookmarks.keypirinha-package\providers\", line 43, in list_bookmarks
File "C:\Program Files\Keypirinha\default\Packages\Bookmarks.keypirinha-package\providers\", line 78, in read_bookmarks
File "lib\json_init
.py", line 296, in load
File "lib\encodings\", line 23, in decode

I researched this and found so I used Notepad++ to search "%localAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Bookmarks" for non-ASCII characters and found lots that had been there for a long time.

I used to view my recent bookmarks and found that I had bookmarked which had emojis in the name - renaming this fixed the problem.

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@polyvertex polyvertex commented Aug 13, 2019

This looks like a duplicate of #336.
Thanks for reporting it


@polyvertex polyvertex closed this Aug 13, 2019
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