windows netsh/route output translated to English in mintty

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Apr 7 16:29:26 GMT 2022


On 2022-04-07 03:35, Takashi Yano wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Apr 2022 11:38:28 +0300
> Ilya Basin wrote:
>> Hi. One of my PCs still has Windows 7 and I noticed that when I run
>> netsh interface ipv4 show route
>> or
>> route print
>>
>> In Mintty, the output is translated to English and when I run these commands from Cygwin started in a Windows console the output is in the same language as the OS. Does Cygwin do that?
>>
>> Secondly, it doesn't seem to be affected by TERM= LC_ALL= , redirections or even setsid.
>>
>> And I also noticed that when the "Interface List" section of "route print" is translated to English the national interface names containing "Microsoft ISATAP" are omitted completely, including the newlines so the output looks like this:
>>
>>      ...
>>        1...........................Software Loopback Interface 1
>>       12...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  14...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  16...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  18...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  20...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0  26...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 ===========================================================================
>>      
>>      IPv4 Route Table
>>      ...
>>
>> Does anybody know the reason?
> 
> That's because code page is set to CP_UTF8 (65001) by default
> in pty without pseudo console support for a certain reason.
> https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin-developers/2020-August/011951.html
> 
> You can change the code page by
> chcp.com <code page>
> 
> Windows program does not reffer to TERM, LC_ALL, etc. but code page.

In mintty, see Options/Text/Locale|Character set or .minttyrc entries:

#                               # Locale ll[l]_CC language_country
Locale=en_CA
#                               # Character set UTF-8|...
Charset=UTF-8

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Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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