Console codepage setting via chcp?

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Sep 24 19:31:00 GMT 2009

On Sep 24 13:40, Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers) wrote:
> On 09/24/2009 03:46 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Sep 23 21:53, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>> Sorry, one more.
>>> 2009/9/23 Corinna Vinschen:
>>>> I'm glad to read that it makes sense to you, though.  If I get more
>>>> positive replies, I start coding setfont tomorrow.
>>> Good idea, bad name. Unless of course it'll actually be able to change
>>> the font as well as the charset. Also, having "console" in the name
>>> might stop people from complaining about it not working in other
>>> terminals. But then "set_console_charset" is rather a mouthful ...
>> Well, chcp is quite cryptic as well and POSIX tools also have a history
>> of having snappy names.  So what about:
>>    setcons
>>    setcset
>>    chcs    ;)
> Oh, OH!  I want to vote.  Can I vote?  Please, please!
> I think 'setcset' is the best of the three.  I like that it "suggests"  
> setting the
> character set, which is really what we're talking about.  With the same logic,
> I should like 'chcs' but I don't.  For me, this is too much like 'chcp' 
> and I see
> the potential for confusion with users about which one is Cygwin's 
> utility, etc.
> (i.e. it's *too* similar to 'chcp').

I was opting for setcons.  It's easier to type for me.  I just never
succeed to type setcset in the first try :}


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