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Any plans to incorporate UTF-8 support into Cygwin?
- From: Ben Wing <ben at 666 dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 05:47:18 -0600
- Subject: Any plans to incorporate UTF-8 support into Cygwin?
There's already a patch that purports to be fairly complete, which
modifies Cygwin so that its paths are UTF-8:
It's extremely annoying now that Cygwin cannot reliably work with file
names containing non-ASCII non-Latin1 characters (and even with Latin-1
chars it may be touch and go). NOTE: Such filenames come up a lot for
me, even though I'm a native US speaker. Stuff downloaded using P2P may
often have foreign words in it or foreign notations in brackets, music
tracks from foreign bands often have foreign characters in the
filenames, etc. If a directory has a foreign-named file anywhere in it,
both cp -a and tar-cp will fail to copy the directory properly, mangling
the filenames in the process. Any plans to incorporate this fix into
mainline Cygwin? I'd rank it pretty high priority, and it shouldn't be
too hard to do.
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