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Re: TECH: XP command prompt replacement

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 14:26
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 10:07 AM, Benct Philip Jonsson <melroch@...> wrote:
> Maybe if you make the folks behind Cygwin aware of codepage 65001? > It's not exactly general knowledge!
The problem is not specific to 65001; my understanding of the problem is that most code pages are not supported internally within the Win32 API, so much conversion is required in user code - a Herculean effort in Cygwin's case. There is a bug report/patch to allow the console driver to just pass whatever the current code set is through unmolested, so you can at least get UTF-8 output in the bash window, but it apparently has not been adopted. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>