I am using QGIS 2.18 on a Linux Mint computer using UTF8. I downloaded solar radiation raster data from PVGIS. The files are encoded as us-ascii (according to the linux command tool file -bi). Opening the data in QGIS works fine. But I want to clip this data to reduce it to the area of the project on which I work and here is the problem.
I created a .shp vector layer as the mask layer for clipping, and when I try clipping (Raster > Extraction > Clipper ) , I have the following Python error :
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/qgis/python/plugins/GdalTools/tools/widgetPluginBase.py", line 88, in onFinished
File "/usr/share/qgis/python/plugins/GdalTools/tools/dialogBase.py", line 208, in onFinished
msg = unicode(self.process.readAllStandardError())
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 52: ordinal not in range(128):
Obviously, it's something with the file encoding. A quick search led me to this thread but that does not really help me solving the problem.