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Re: international chars in user name


LogonUserA() doesn't preclude international characters, it simply uses
8-bit characters instead of the wide (16-bit) characters.  Of course, the
international chars will be locale-dependent in this case.

If you were asking about Unicode, then you should have phrased your
question correctly.  And the answer would have been "No, Cygwin does not
support Unicode user names".

On Fri, 16 May 2003, Vishal Jain wrote:

> I was looking at the cygwin code.
> Functions like cygwin_logon_user() makes a call to LogonUserA(). It is
> explicitly calling ascii version.
> Also parsing of gecos field assumes that it is ascii (functions like
> internal_getpwsid() in
> I wonder if there are other things.
> Vishal
> >From: Igor Pechtchanski <>
> >Reply-To:
> >To: Vishal Jain <>
> >CC:
> >Subject: Re: international chars in user name
> >Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 16:40:59 -0400 (EDT)
> >
> >On Fri, 16 May 2003, Vishal Jain wrote:
> >
> > > Does cygwin support user name with international characters?
> > > thanks,
> > > Vishal
> >
> >Vishal,
> >
> >If Windows supports it, Cygwin most likely supports it.  Some scripts may
> >not have the proper quoting and the like, though...
> >
> >FYI, you can change your Cygwin username to be whatever you want -- as
> >long as the SID is intact, Cygwin will know which Windows user is
> >associated with which Cygwin username.  Technically, the same goes for the
> >UID as well, but there are some other issues there (e.g., access on
> >network shares).
> >       Igor

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