Re: Need help with multibyte UTF-8 characters
- Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:50:15 +0100
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Need help with multibyte UTF-8 characters
Am 13.12.2017 um 06:21 schrieb Brian Inglis:
I am not aware that mintty character display and Windows regional
settings would interfere in any way you indicated.
On 2017-12-04 18:23, Thomas Taylor wrote:
I want to use multibyte UTF-8 characters in 64-bit Cygwin under Windows 7. The
"vim" editor running in mintty displays the two-byte characters correctly, but
not the three- (and I assume four-) byte characters, which instead display as
rectangular filled-in blocks. The "less" program doesn't even display two-byte
characters correctly, but instead displays them as <A1> to <FF>, depending on
the character in question, in reverse color in the terminal window. The "cat"
program is even worse, replacing every two-byte character with a character that
looks like three horizontal bars stacked one above the other. I've read the
"Internationalization" page in the Cygwin online manual, but am still baffled.
My LANG environment variable is set to "en_US.UTF-8". Can anyone help?
Your Windows Regional settings and your mintty/Options/Text/Language and
Character Set should be set to match.
The profile commands below set Cygwin locale to your Windows Regional settings
and charset to UTF-8, or Unix locale to your system locale.
Otherwise your system or mintty is going to be doing conversions on each character.
Can you elaborate on this please?
# Set user-defined locale
locale -fU > /dev/null 2>&1 \
&& LC_ALL=$(locale -fU) \
|| LC_ALL=$(locale | \
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