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Re: Quotes changed to odd characters in gcc error msgs

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On 1/13/2016 11:28 AM, Chuck Roberts wrote:
-----Original Message-----
From Ken Brown
On 1/13/2016 10:05 AM, Chuck Roberts wrote:
I am running Cygwin 2.3.0 on Windows 7. I'm new to Cygwin and trying
to learn C programming (basic ANSI C).

I'm having 2 problems.

1) When I get an error message from the gcc compiler, the quotes in
the message are turned to high ascii characters that don't make sense.
How do I fix this? My TERM variable says "cygwin".

These are probably Unicode curly quotes.  They should display properly if
you use one of the standard Cygwin terminals (such as mintty or xterm).


Got it! I did this then added these commands to my .bashrc:
export TERM=mintty
export LANG=en_US

Bad idea. mintty sets TERM to the appropriate value (which happens to be xterm). And you probably want LANG to be en_US.UTF-8; but you don't have to set it yourself. It's done by the script /etc/profile.d/, which is run by /etc/profile.


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