From: Benjamin Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 12:11:30 EDT
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:12:57 -0400, "Edward H. Trager"
> There is an issue that you might confront with these terminal-based tools
> Windows and on Mac OSX that I myself don't know how to solve, and that is
> I don't know how to switch to a UTF-8 locale on either Windows or Mac
> OS-X so
> that terminal programs such as Xterm or the Cygwin terminal would display
> the UTF-8
> characters beyond ASCII correctly. My own solution to this problem was
> easy: don't use Windows or Mac OS X for multilingual database work; use
Wow -- I'd hate to see your idea of a non-trivial solution!
> Perhaps someone else on this list can tell us how to get Apple's terminal
> or xterm running on OS X to display UTF-8 characters correctly (probably
> just needs
> the correct UTF-8 based locale setting. There also must be some
> solutions to this
> problem on Windows terminals too, I just don't know what they are.
Theoretically, doing 'chcp 65001' in cmd.exe should make it work to the
extent that 'cat' will then work correctly on a utf-8 file. This works
for me but some people report issues. The only other major Windows
shell, 4nt, does not work for me with utf-8 at all. Since cmd.exe is a
horrible shell, I would suggest:
1 -- doing everything from vim (preferred, of course :))
2 -- doing everything from regular windows gui tools, which have been
unicode-freindly since forever.
chcp 65001 may work for you, though.
-- Benjamin Peterson email@example.com
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