UTF-8 as default charset?

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Thu Sep 24 18:12:00 GMT 2009

Andy Koppe wrote:
> Quite. In particular since Linux has been through this already, so at
> least the popular apps should already have build options to enable
> full locale support. Of course testing and packaging is still a
> significant effort, but as an encouraging example here's a mintty user
> who managed to build ncurses and mutt with UTF-8 support:
> http://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/detail?id=124#c28

FWIW, once cygwin-1.7.1 goes live and we have a relatively stable
i18n/NLS scheme -- whatever you folks who actually understand this stuff
decide -- I plan to release a companion set of ncurses packages with
widechar support (libncursesw).


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