Console codepage setting via chcp?

Christopher Faylor
Wed Sep 23 17:35:00 GMT 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 07:31:41PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Sep 23 18:48, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> The only downside from my point of view is that the user has to know the
>> codepage numbers.  But these are already documented in the Cygwin docs
>> so that shouldn't be much of a problem.  Maybe we could also create our
>> own tool to switch the codepage, which takes a charset name and translates
>> it to the corresponding codepage.
>We could call it setfont, just as on Linux.

I'm glad to see that Andy Koppe is on this list.  I'd be interested in his
opinion on this.

What you're proposing makes sense to me, Corinna, but I have to admit that
my eyes have always glazed over when it comes to codepage stuff.


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