I've lost cut and paste - any ideas why?

Thomas Dickey dickey@his.com
Fri Dec 17 13:46:00 GMT 2004

On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Chris Green wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 06:57:14AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>> I have an impression that Slackware 10 introduced UTF-8 locales.
>> That's the first thing I'd check.
> How would one check this and, if it's the cause, fix it?

If your environment on the other end is a UTF-8 locale, then some of the
selections will use a UTF-8 string.  I don't know offhand if the Cygwin/X
server supports that, but the clients don't since Cygwin doesn't support
UTF-8 locales.

If that's the case, setting your locale to en_GB.ISO-8859-1, etc., should
make it workable (since Cygwin supports Latin-1).  That's normally set in
some system file (but I don't offhand know, since mostly I've been using

Thomas E. Dickey

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