Console codepage setting via chcp?

Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)
Wed Sep 23 17:37:00 GMT 2009

On 09/23/2009 01:35 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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.

Everyone with eyes glazed over, please raise your hand.

Andy, put your hand down! ;-)

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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