Problems with accented characters in Cygwin

Frédéric L. W. Meunier
Thu Sep 11 05:56:00 GMT 2003

I suggest you use rxvt since the Cygwin "terminal" appers to be
broken for that. I don't know if it ever worked, but it never
did since I started with 1.3.10. I now use 1.5.3. I reported
it. See

and follow

, mainly Igor's replies:

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003, Lukasz Kosewski wrote:

> 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.

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