Character sets in win32 and cygwin
Tue Mar 7 10:37:00 GMT 2000

>From: Chris Faylor <>

>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 ().

You should know that since about 6 months I am the maintainer of mkisofs.
Mkisofs is a plain POSIX program that uses readdir() to read directory
content. It has been compiled using Cygwin-b20 and behaves the same way
as ls. 

To debug you could create a CD on UNIX that uses Joliet and includes
a file Jörg. Mount this CD on Win32 and do a ls -l | cat -v and you will
see that there is ~^T resp. M-^T instead of the expected ö (which
should be M-v)

Did this behaviour change since B20 ?

If you like to have a look at mkisofs, get

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