Character sets in win32 and cygwin

Chris Faylor
Tue Mar 7 10:21:00 GMT 2000

On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 03:33:25PM +0100, wrote:
>I have a problem with mkisofs running on win32 using cygwin.
>If I run mkisofs to create a ISO-9660 CD with Joliet extensions,
>I get no problems (ISO-8859-1 characters are converted into UNICODE)
>If I run mkisofs on cygwin, I get all umlauts converted into '_'.
>It seems that all characters in filenames, all keystrokes are vailable
>or get converted into the DOS charater set. 
>All outout  is assumed to be DOS characters.
>Is this the expected behaviour?
>I thought that win32 should be a UNICODE based OS.

It would probably be best for you to debug whatever cygwin DLL calls
that mkisofs is using and report on problems there.  Possibly this is a
problem with the startup code in which calls SetFileApisToOEM ().


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