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Re: character encoding EMACS + WINDOWS +SHELL

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: character encoding EMACS + WINDOWS +SHELL
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 19:23:43 +0200

2010/8/10 Pablo Mercader Alcántara <>:
> Because I want to explain it clear and fast I used an example (I'm on
> windows XP SP2 using GNU Emacs 22.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600):
> 1. I open notepad
> 2. write "coño"
> 3. I save "prueba.txt" and close
> 4. then press "Start + r"
> 5. and write cmd
> 6. type "emacs -nw" (I want to use it in the shell)
> 7. then in EMACS C-x C-f "prueba.txt"
> 8. why is that instead of "coño" I get "co±o"??, I read the manual already
> (the powerful emac's manual) encoding, decoding, "International Character
> Support page 186 and i still don't get it, I think is related to the windows
> shell encoding ?...
> 9. I close emacs "C-x C-c"
> 10 I type "EDIT.COM prueba.txt", puff ! the same "co±o", ..., is there some
> way to fix this? to display the right character "ñ"? (I'm sure there is some
> way!) how?? i need to express myself I'd like to do it through EMACS +

It is a bug in the display part of Emacs. I can confirm it is there in
a trunk checkout from today. Please send a bug report.

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