Escape sequence for codepage switch

Micha Nelissen
Sat May 24 17:45:00 GMT 2003

>From: Igor Pechtchanski <>
>On Sat, 24 May 2003, Micha Nelissen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Added escape sequence to let programs switch the current codepage to 
> > linedrawing characters. These work only if the termcap entry is changed,
> > adding 'ae=\E[z' and 'as=\E[y' capabilities. For use of cygwin in 
> > Prompt.
> >
> > Micha.
>How does this interact with the 'codepage:' setting in the CYGWIN
>environment variable?  Does the above make this setting obsolete?

The setting in the CYGWIN environment variabele is the startup setting, 
until a program uses the termcap entry escape sequence to change it. When 
the program has ended the alternate charset it is as if the user specified 
codepage:ansi in the CYGWIN variabele.



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