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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 <>
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 
> packages.
> One more point: as described in <" 
> target="l">>, 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
> satisfactory.
> HTH,
> 	Igor
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