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Re: What does Emacs on w32 know that grep can't figure out?

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: What does Emacs on w32 know that grep can't figure out?
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 12:32:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 9:29 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
>>> Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 02:33:32 +0200
>>> Cc: address@hidden
>>> So where is the problem? Is utf-16 actually used on w32 in many apps?
>>> Or is this a left-over in CCleaner?
>> UTF-16 is used for all the Unicode APIs on Windows.  That's the
>> implementation of the wchar_t type on Windows.  In particular, all the
>> file names in the NTFS filesystem are actually stored as UTF-16, and
>> all the OS databases in memory are stored in UTF-16 format.
>> So this is not a left-over, this is what Windows uses internally.
> Thanks. So then the question is why the grep program does not support
> it. Is this a policy question, a lack of resources, or something else?
It seem most modern windows versions come with powershell.
Why windows users don't use it as backend for Emacs instead of using
external Gnuwin32 programs?

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