utf-8 support with getclip?

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Thu Apr 19 18:53:00 GMT 2012

Am 19.04.2012 02:18, schrieb Charles Wilson:
> On 4/18/2012 8:06 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> 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
>> marks.
>> The special /dev/clipboard device does have Unicode support though, so
>> you could just use 'cat /dev/clipboard' instead of getclip.
> It would be nice if putclip/getclip COULD speak Unicode.  PTC. Indeed,
> PDS.  (Ditto mkshortcut, lpr, readshortcut...)
For the clipboard, this would be trivial to achieve; I had recently made 
a suggestion: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-03/msg00648.html

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