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bug#14985: 24.3; rgrep and accents

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#14985: 24.3; rgrep and accents
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:21:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> If I call the command `rgrep' for recursively searching for the string
> `Contrat signé' in some directory, I get "no matches found".
> If I copy/paste the above (huge) `grep-find' command into a Cygwin (Zsh)
> shell, there it works...
> Important settings:
>   value of $LANG: en_US.utf8
>   locale-coding-system: cp1252

My guess: Emacs encodes the command-line with the locale-coding-system
(i.e. cp1252) whereas your files use utf-8 and the Cygwin shell probably
also just uses the $LANG setting.

Other guess: the problem might disappear under a Cygwin build of Emacs.

I'm not sure how we could fix this problem.


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