utf-8 support with getclip?

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 12:06:00 GMT 2012

On 17 April 2012 13:35, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
> I'm having an issue with getclip and pasting utf-8 strings (like
> "PONIEDZIAŁEK" for example).  Using mintty and right clicking I get
> exactly what's in the clipboard.  If I call getclip from the command
> line, I get PONIEDZIA?EK.  My LANG is set to en_CA.UTF-8.

Yep, getclip (and putclip) don't have Unicode support (yet?), so
characters outside your system's ANSI codepage end up as question

The special /dev/clipboard device does have Unicode support though, so
you could just use 'cat /dev/clipboard' instead of getclip.


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