Non ascii or unicode in db/*.ini files

With the source distribution of flair 3.1 there appears to be non-unicode and/or ascii characters in the db/fluka.ini files.

[root@6cea17529d00 flair-3.1-install]# ./flair 
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./", line 3267, in <module>
File "./", line 3195, in initialize
File "/tmp/flair-3.1-install/", line 63, in init 
File "/tmp/flair-3.1-install/fluka/", line 55, in init
if not return False
File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/", line 697, in read
self._read(fp, filename)
File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/", line 1015, in _read
for lineno, line in enumerate(fp, start=1):
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.6/encodings/", line 26, in decode
return codecs.ascii_decode(input, self.errors)[0]
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc2 in position 2445: ordinal not in range(128)

Hi Sboogert

there are a few unicode characters, but the system should recognise them. Do you have set the local somehow not to accept unicode?
Could you try the following command
LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 flair
Otherwise try to replace the fluka.ini with this onefluka.txt (250.1 KB)