Console codepage setting via chcp?

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Sep 23 17:42:00 GMT 2009

On Sep 23 13:35, 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.

Me, too.  I even bugged Andy by PM because I wasn't sure if he's
subscribed :}

> 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.

Huh!  You haven't seen my eyes lately.  Tonight I even *dreamed* of
this stuff.

I'm glad to read that it makes sense to you, though.  If I get more
positive replies, I start coding setfont tomorrow.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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