From: Cathy Wissink (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 20:10:56 EDT
My comments below.
From: Philippe Verdy [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Wow, thanks for this cool tool! Now I can edit international text for
most European languages directly from my extended custom French keyboard
(including the missing OE and AE ligatures that I wanted since long on
the French keyboard)...
[caw] You are very welcome. I'm glad it's useful--that was our goal :)
How does Microsoft support the extended Unicode set from a CP850
environment? With some ANSI sequences? All I can say is that a command
like "echo o" is correctly executed and accepted and displays the
correct character. But "echo o >txt" creates a 4 bytes file which
contains the small letter o, a CRLF sequence and a DOS EOF mark.
There's some hidden magic in the console on Windows which actually can
displays Unicode even in a CP850 environment... I was no aware of that
[caw] I am definitely not an expert on console (and I'm sure there are
others on the list more knowledgeable than I on its inner workings), but
from what I understand, console is more or less Unicode. There are
still some legacy dependencies on the OEM code page (which you can
sometimes work around via chcp to use another code page if appropriate),
but the repertoire in console is not as limited as an OEM code page.
The hidden magic is (more or less) Unicode.
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