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Re: Understanding how to specify UTF-8

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Understanding how to specify UTF-8
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:54:32 +0300

> Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:28:45 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Jason Rumney <>
> On Windows, the system itself does not support UTF-8 fully, so the former is 
> safer. For clipboard and file names on Windows, the latest versions of Emacs 
> will use Unicode regardless of what you specify for the coding system, it is 
> really only process I/O that is the problem - Cygwin and Mingw apps may 
> support UTF-8 I/O, but native Windows apps (including the cmd.exe shell) can 
> have severe difficulties with it.

MinGW apps are native apps, so they don't support UTF-8.  I think you
meant MSYS, not MinGW (and then only MSYS2 apps support UTF-8).

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