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bug#6546: win32 grep/shell utf-8 encoding

From: Laimonas Vėbra
Subject: bug#6546: win32 grep/shell utf-8 encoding
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:50:54 +0300
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:

You cannot easily change the locale of a Windows system by specifying
some environment variable.  You need to actually switch it
system-wide.  As long as we use ANSI APIs on Windows, we can only

I am talking about LANG env settings, which we can freely change for the cygwin apps to act differently (as we need).

You can't, sorry.

You can. That example was supposed to show, that you can freely change LANG variable and cygwin utils, which relies on it, acts appropriately.

Well, you can't change it freely in the sense of Emacs setup ("workaround"), which requires, that LANG should be set the same as the current system locale in order for the Emacs to pass unicode/non-system-encoding args.

So, i'm asking the same question again -- why do you think it's not worth to fix this Emacs setup restriction in order to work with cygwin apps like it's intended from cygwin/cmd shell (setting on the fly as needed whatever supported locale)?

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