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Re: Need help with multibyte UTF-8 characters
- From: Brian Inglis <Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:21:37 -0700
- Subject: Re: Need help with multibyte UTF-8 characters
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- Reply-to: Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca
On 2017-12-04 18:23, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> I want to use multibyte UTF-8 characters in 64-bit Cygwin under Windows 7. The
> "vim" editor running in mintty displays the two-byte characters correctly, but
> not the three- (and I assume four-) byte characters, which instead display as
> rectangular filled-in blocks. The "less" program doesn't even display two-byte
> characters correctly, but instead displays them as <A1> to <FF>, depending on
> the character in question, in reverse color in the terminal window. The "cat"
> program is even worse, replacing every two-byte character with a character that
> looks like three horizontal bars stacked one above the other. I've read the
> "Internationalization" page in the Cygwin online manual, but am still baffled.
> My LANG environment variable is set to "en_US.UTF-8". Can anyone help?
Your Windows Regional settings and your mintty/Options/Text/Language and
Character Set should be set to match.
The profile commands below set Cygwin locale to your Windows Regional settings
and charset to UTF-8, or Unix locale to your system locale.
Otherwise your system or mintty is going to be doing conversions on each character.
# Set user-defined locale
locale -fU > /dev/null 2>&1 \
&& LC_ALL=$(locale -fU) \
|| LC_ALL=$(locale | \
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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