UTF-8 Cygwin

SUZUKI Hisao suzuki611@oki.com
Thu Jul 6 00:24:00 GMT 2006

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 02:46:56PM +0900, SUZUKI Hisao wrote:
>> # I should have posted this message to this list from the first.
>> I made a patch to cygwin1.dll to support UTF-8.
>> It allows you to use all of characters and file (or path) names
>> allowed in Windows, while keeping binary-compatibility with the
>> current Cygwin.  It is fairly perfect except for lack of locale
>> support etc.  So it may remind you of the good old BeOS.  See:
>> http://www.okisoft.co.jp/esc/utf8-cygwin/
> Yes, we heard.
> The contribution guidelines are here:
> http://cygwin.com/contrib.html
> We'd appreciate if you could give them a look and use them as the basis
> for your contribution.  The first step is that you'll need to fill out
> an assignment form.
> cgf

Yes, I have filled out the assignment form and have sent it to Red
Hat.  I hope you can adopt and adapt the patch without any legal
fears now ;-).


Based on Cygwin 1.5.20-1, I have updated the UTF-8 patch.

In fact, I have just "diff -c"'ed the old ones and have patch'ed the
results to cygwin-1.5.20-1-src, except for sys_wcstombs() in
miscfuncs.cc.  Its definition differs from what is in cygwin-1.5.19-4.
I have just done a few lines of tweaks on it.

Though I have not looked into the details yet, it seems working fine.
Please try it:


-- SUZUKI Hisao

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