Re: [dev] Bringing together OS'es terminals and their codepages

From: Troels Henriksen <>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:10:16 +0100

patrick295767 patrick295767 <> writes:

> Let's take an example:
> Let's take a well-known program: vim compiled for Windows. If you use
> gvim.exe in Windows, you have a perfect result. No simple problem with
> characters.
> However, if you take vim.exe (from the same directory as gvim.exe) and
> use it in the windows console (execute: cmd then type vim), you end up
> with strange chars if you are using special accents, and so on.
> (with a well configured terminal).
> I just would like to point that problems, even on well known programs,
> may still today be present (and quite annoying for some users).
> Vim has more than 20 years existence, but still, some problems may
> still exist with characters, although Unicode/utf-8,.. are there to
> make it easier.
> (It is a bug).

That's because the standard Windows terminal is terrible. I would
advise never using it. Pretty much every other terminal in works
properly, because they don't try to simulate some ancient DOS

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