Cygwin fails to utilize Unicode replacement character

Steven Penny
Tue Sep 4 11:40:00 GMT 2018

On Tue, 4 Sep 2018 11:00:00, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Whereever you get DejaVu Sans Mono from.

Cygwin provides it via the "dejavu-fonts" package, or you can get it here:

> My W10 console only allows to specify a handful of fonts, Consolas, Courier
> New, Lucida, MS Gothic, NSimSun, Raster Fonts, SimSun-ExtB.

You can add DejaVu or others like this:

> Yeah, that's it then.  Whatever.  The fact that none of the default
> fonts available for the console provide 0xfffd REPLACEMENT CHARACTER
> doesn't really contribute to my willingness to add lots of code for
> a border case.
> We either keep 0xfffd now and the user gets the nodef glyph, or I revert
> the patch and let the console print 0x2592 MEDIUM SHADE again.
> Decision has to be made today.  I will release 2.11.1 tomorrow.

I prefer to you keep the patch that has been committed already. I was never a
fan of falling back to U+2592, but since we have the code for that now its your


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