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Re: Locales with wrong umlauts

Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha <at>> writes:

> On Sun, 27 Jun 2004, A. Alper Atici wrote:
> > try the following:
> > set OUTPUT_CHARSET=iso-8859-1
> Wow.  Thanks, this was *extremely* useful.  Interestingly enough, the
> OUTPUT_CHARSET option was not mentioned anywhere in the gettext/libintl
> documentation, but a search for it unearthed another couple of messages on
> this list from earlier this year with the same info[*] (one was from you).

Extremely useful to me too, I was quite fed up to see "`a" instead of "Ã" =)

I also noticed that OUTPUT_CHARSET=CP1252 *may* be preferred, compare the
following outputs:

% mtn up                         
monotone: gi`a aggiornato a '1848d7dfabfbed09fe53856da038e31eed0f42dc'
% OUTPUT_CHARSET=CP1252 monotone up
monotone: già aggiornato a â1848d7dfabfbed09fe53856da038e31eed0f42dcâ
% OUTPUT_CHARSET=ISO8859-1 monotone up 
monotone: già aggiornato a `1848d7dfabfbed09fe53856da038e31eed0f42dcÂ
% OUTPUT_CHARSET=ISO8859-15 mtn up
monotone: già aggiornato a '1848d7dfabfbed09fe53856da038e31eed0f42dc'

In order to really "check" it some gettext with an euro symbol should be used,
but I'm not aware of any that does and I don't have the time to create one right
now 0=)

Instead of putting it simply in some FAQ couldn't Cygwin define that env var
correctly "by default"? (after all the system *knows* which charset it is using,
I guess?)

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