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Re: Windows + Eshell: fixing character encoding?


From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Windows + Eshell: fixing character encoding?
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:01:37 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 30, 3:36 am, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 29.07.2009 um 13:38 schrieb Elena Garrulo:
>
> > 2009/7/29 Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa>:
> >> From where do you know that \205 and \212 stand for à and è etc.?
>
> > Because I know the italian words the program is outputting: "già" ->
> > "gi\205", "è" -> "\212".
>
> Can you check whether these are encoded in some DOS code page? No ISO  
> 8859/ISO Latin encoding and neither Unicode uses the range
>
>         ;   oct   dec   hex
>         ;==================
>         ? = 200 = 128 = 80
>                 ...
>         ? = 239 = 159 = 9F
>
> to encode valid characters which can be presented as glyphs. They're  
> used as so-called 8-bit control characters. DOS code pages, Mac  
> encodings, and the NeXT encoding are different. (HP Roman too?)
>
> --
> Greetings
>
>    Pete
>
> Remember: use logout to logout.

Those codepoints do match the characters expected in cp850, which is
what I'd expect by default from console programs on a West European
windows system.


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