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Re: Possible Bug (clarification) in Cygwin 1.7.5 -- findfirstfile (and findnextfile) yeild bad cfilename when file names have special characters. Works in cygwin 1.5, fails in 1.7

On 11/3/2011 4:48 PM, Leon Vanderploeg wrote:
> With cygwin 1.7.5, cFileName with a special characters such as à (n
> with tidle above it) fail be properly extracted from a
> WIN32_FIND_DATA structure with findFirstFile (or findNextFile).
> To set up a simple test scenario, I created a file in C:\Testing
> named  MaÃana.docx.  I compiled the code at the end of this message
> on Cygwin 1.7.9 with GCC version 3.4.4 on Server 2008 32 bit system.
> On this system (and on a Windows 7 32 bit machine), it returns:

a) Why are you using native Win32 APIs in a cygwin program? You should
be using the POSIX interfaces instead -- see /usr/include/dirent.h.

DIR *opendir (const char *);
DIR *fdopendir (int);
struct dirent *readdir (DIR *);
int readdir_r (DIR *, struct dirent *, struct dirent **);
void rewinddir (DIR *);
int closedir (DIR *);

b) What you observe is an artifact of cygwin-1.7's new *support* for
i18n.  In cygwin-1.5, it just didn't care and passed all the bytes back
exactly as found without transliteration.  In 1.7, it (correctly)
transcodes strings into the current locale -- and your current locale
does not appear to support à -- or, at least, you haven't told cygwin to
use the correct one.

(I'm probably thoroughly botching this explanation, but the point is,
you need to check your LC_* and LANG env vars, and maybe call
setlocale(LC_ALL, "") in your application.)


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