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Re: Bad character encoding in console output under WinXP

From: Francisco Vila
Subject: Re: Bad character encoding in console output under WinXP
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 14:07:05 +0200

2009/4/11 Trevor Daniels <address@hidden>:
> Valentin Villenave Saturday, April 11, 2009 9:10 AM
>> 2009/4/11 Trevor Daniels <address@hidden>:
>>> The file which contains this translation string (po/it.po) is encoded
>>> (correctly) in UTF-8, in which è is written (correctly) as è. Is it
>>> possible your console output is not correctly rendering utf-8-encoded
>>> characters?
>> IIRC that's a known issue with Windows console codepages. Using
>> LilyPond on a French Windows is a nightmare wrt accented chars :-)
> Actually this may be a LilyPond issue.  I notice on my system (Vista) that
> these po files are rendered correctly when viewed with gitk or a utf-8-aware
> editor like NotePad, but not by, for example, the ConTEXT editor,
> which is not utf-8 capable.  This suggests it is the responsibility of
> the application to correctly render utf-8 characters.  If this is correct,
> it
> is a LilyPond bug.

The LilyPond Spanish output on the jEdit console shows the problem on
windows XP since I can remember. All are latest Java, jEdit,
lilypondTool and LilyPond.

Francisco Vila. Badajoz (Spain)

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