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Re: vim display funny character under cygwin
- From: ERIC HO <ericmho at shaw dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 22:19:32 -0600
- Subject: Re: vim display funny character under cygwin
Hi Igor, thank you for the suggestion. But I failed to find the proper setting for the tenc and fenc.
I ended up setting up a vim mapping to change it as follows:
map #8 :g/~S/s//"/g^M:g/~T/s//"/g^M:g/~Q/s//\'/g^M:g/~R/s//\'/g^M
The characters are 147, 148, 145, 146 in decimal.
Not an elegant solution. Please let me know if you have a encoding setting for me to try. Thanks again.
----- Original Message -----
From: Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, April 8, 2005 6:45 pm
Subject: Re: vim display funny character under cygwin
> On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, ERIC HO wrote:
> > Hi there, not sure whether this is a cygwin or vim issue. I have
> a file
> > that contains "hello" (note it's really a upside down ,,). When
> I cat
> > the file, it displays correctly like when I use notepad. But
> when I'm in
> > vim editing the file, it shows up as ~Shello~T.
> The above is expected behavior. You're trying to get Vim to open
> a file
> in an encoding that it doesn't know how to display (UTF-8?), so it
> substitutes its own character combinations (and colors, if you're
> in a
> color terminal) for those characters that aren't defined in the
> currentterminal encoding.
> You can get Vim to convert the characters for you, provided you
> set the
> correct 'termencoding' and 'fileencoding' combination. For more
> information, run ":help 'termencoding'" and ":help 'fileencoding'"
> frominside Vim.
> > Very likely it's not a cygwin issue. I'd appreciate if someone
> has any
> > suggestion for me. Thanks. Note: I'm running the latest cygwin
> One more point: as described in <"
> target="l">http://cygwin.com/problems.html>, the
> best way of reporting the status of your installation is by
> attaching (as
> an uncompressed text *attachment*) the output of "cygcheck -svr". You
> probably don't need to do it in this particular case, though,
> unless you
> have other Cygwin-related problems or the answer above is not
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