cygwin-src-20000125: patch to not convert cmdline to OEM

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Feb 15 15:43:00 GMT 2000

Chris Faylor wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2000 at 05:50:33PM +0100, Reinhard Nissl wrote:
> >the attached patch makes cygwin1.dll only convert the cmdline to OEM when the
> >environment variable CYGWIN_CMD_LINE_MODE is not set to ANSI. If the variable
> >doesn't exist or is set to anything else then ANSI, the library behaves as it
> >did before applying the patch.
> > [...]
> I have a few problems with this patch.
> [...]
> 4) I am wondering if the conditional behavior of this code should actually be
>    the default behavior, i.e., should we always be using SetFileApisToANSI and
>    MultiByteToWideChar.
> 1 - 3 are obviously easy to fix but I'd like to get a better feel for 3.
> Can some other non-US people comment on this patch?

In telnet or xterm this shouldn't be a problem.

But isn't it needed to set the corresponding codepage e.g. 1252
(ANSI Latin 1) instead of 850 (OEM Latin 1) if using ANSI in console

I would suggest to try ANSI as default behaviour in the developer
snapshots in the next time. It's easy to revert if we got problems.
Hmm, possibly we should try it _after_ the next net release?!?


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