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When trying to upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10, I get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/do-release-upgrade", line 108, in <module>
    print(_("Checking for a new Ubuntu release"))
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character '\xf3' in position 32: ordinal not in range(128)
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Does your username contains no-ascii characters? –  Seçkin Savaşçı Apr 22 '13 at 12:00
    
No. It my user name is 'luis' –  user2188463 Apr 24 '13 at 8:12
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The problem was that the regional configuration was mis-configured. I do not know the reason, but it included a language Chinese-like language. I did not installed, and therefore it could not be uninstalled. What I did is to put it behind English. –  user2188463 Apr 24 '13 at 22:03
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@user2188463 If you think that your specifically problem was solved, please, create a new answer. That is more useful than be in a comment. Thanks! –  Lucio Apr 24 '13 at 22:09
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To paraphrase the OP's comment, the problem was that the regional configuration was mis-configured. For some reason, the system was using a Chinese-like language. It wasn't installed manually, and couldn't be uninstalled either. To fix this error, the system locale was changed.

See: When I rebooted 12.04, certain menus are in Chinese/Japanese!

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