1.5.25: Problem with international (norwegian) characters in bash and rxvt

Tallak Tveide tallakt@gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 10:19:00 GMT 2008

I use cygwin on three installations

1. Cygwin 1.5.25, Norwegian Windows XP SP 2
2. Cygwin 1.5.19, US Windows XP SP2 (norwegian keyboard layout)
3. Cygwin 1.5.25, Windows 2003 Server SP 2, US (norwegian keyboard layout)

Since installation 2 and 3 are not conencted to the internet, I copied
across the package files from installation 1 and ran setup.

At some stage installation 1 (which has been updated a few times from
the internet) stopped working with the characters æøå on my keyboard.
When I pressed the key nothing happened, and also I was unable to
paste these characters into my shell.

I reconed it had to be a setup issue since this worked well on
installation 2 still. I have gone through the FAQ a few times and also
done searches on the internet, but I am unable to find anything to
help me out.

Installation 3 was done yesterday, using the updated package files
from instalaltion 1. I did no changes to the initial setup, and it
turned out that I had the same problem with æøå also on this machine.

I have seen the same problem in rxvt and also using bash (text mode).

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tallak Tveide
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