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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 2.6.1-1

On 2017-01-09 17:39, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:41:29, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> - Fix regression in console charset handling
>>   Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-10/msg00000.html
> It looks like fixing this may have caused another issue. Example test:
> With cmd.exe, you can type Alt 234 and it produces GREEK CAPITAL
> LETTER OMEGA U+03A9. However with Cygwin via Cygwin.bat it yields 
> nothing. Non ASCII characters can be read from scripts, but they
> cannot be entered interactively.
> They cannot be pasted either; pasting some words will remove all non
> ASCII characters.
> I believe this to be a recent issue, if memory serves this did work
> before, and should given that cmd.exe handles it fine.

Alt-numpad-decimal e.g. Alt234 depends on the console codepage selected.
Mintty selection of Options/Text/Locale and Character set UTF-8 or cmd 
chcp 65001 selects Unicode. 
Alt-numpad-+-hex (on regular keys) allows hex unicode input e.g. 
Alt+3a9 if the font supports the character.
Free text fonts which support Unicode character emojis are updated 
Look for Cygwin packages matching ...font... containing Truetype or 
Opentype fonts, and just copy them to Windows/Fonts e.g.
find /usr/share/fonts/ -name '*.[ot]tf' | \
	xargs cp -put /proc/cygdrive/c/Windows/Fonts/
You may need to run in an admin/elevated console to write to 

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

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