From: Mike Ayers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 29 2004 - 13:34:14 EST
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Markus Scherer
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:51 AM
> As I said in my earlier email, I would try the Windows
> command line window (DOS prompt window) and
> set it to Unicode mode via "chcp 10000".
> I just tried this on Windows 2000, and pasting Unicode
> characters (that are not in the OEM codepage)
> from the character map does not work. It appears to perform a
> conversion from Unicode to the OEM
> codepage (and then back out).
I see a similar thing on Win2K server.
> My other machine has Windows XP. There, the same experiment
> works - I can paste non-Latin-1 accented
> Latin characters, Greek, the Euro symbol, etc.
Win2K has good Unicode support, but XP is definitely better. I
believe that the command shell was at least partially rewritten for XP. In
Win2K, it is largely indistinguaishable from the NT version.
> I have not tried this on either machine with a non-English
> keyboard or IME.
I just tried it on Win2K - no go.
> I do not have other shells available on my Windows machines.
For all intents and purposes, there are no other shells.
> Microsoft people (and users) on the list should be able to
> give more tips.
I would generally advise against using non-CP1232 filenames, as many
(most?) programs do not handle them well. Note that on my Win2K server,
UniPad cannot open or save files with Japanese filenames, although I can
create and edit such files easily with WordPad. I have no explanation for
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