Problems with accented characters in Cygwin

Lukasz Kosewski
Wed Sep 10 22:10:00 GMT 2003

Hello all,

This subject seems misleadingly to have been flogged
to death, when in fact, I have found nothing which can
help me.

I am trying to get accented characters, or special
characters in general really, to display in my initial
Cygwin bash shell window.  I'm not even going to
attempt things in X for now.  Just simply attempting
to get them to work in Bash is too much of a pain.

I have added the lines:
set mega-flag on
set convert-meta off
set output-meta on
to my ~/.inputrc

The characters DISPLAY fine, when I am doing ls on a
folder with accents and umlauts, everything displays
fine.  With tab completion, I can complete the
accented names.  But I cannot TYPE them.  No matter
what key combinations I try, I cannot find any way to
TYPE the special characters at the prompt.  I cannot
paste characters from notepad/mozilla into the window
either, nothing happens when I try.

Does anyone have any suggestions?  I am using Windows
2000 with Cygwin overtop of it.

Luke Kosewski

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