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Re: The C locale

Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Lapo Luchini (Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:26:32 +0200)
>> But cmd.exe isn't even capable of printing the Euro sign (no cygwin
>> involved, I mean the plain Windows Prompt), I guess there's no hope to
>> ever seeing in there anything but a very limited output... (which
>> surprises me a bit: Euro sign is present in CP1252)
> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> thorsten@HOMBRE[C:\Users\thorsten]> echo â
> â
> thorsten@HOMBRE[C:\Users\thorsten]> chcp
> Active code page: 437

OK, so it *can* display it.
But why it does not, when showing a filename?
(which was what I did in the previous message to check)

I created a file "aÃâç.txt" in WinExplorer, and then:

C:\>dir *.txt
 Volume in drive C is Primary
 Volume Serial Number is 8437-B5FC

 Directory of C:\

23/09/2009  06.58                 0 aÃ??.txt
               1 File(s)              0 bytes

Errr.... actually I can't even reproduce your example.
If I write "echo â" at the prompt I get this:

C:\>echo ?

Active code page: 437

Lapo Luchini -

âI think, therefore I amâ I think.â (Nordom, videogame "Torment", 1999)

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