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bug #50284: Allow using UTF-8 for Command Window on Windows

Submitted by:  Mingye Wang <arthur2e5>
Submitted on:  Sun Feb 12 03:40:53 2017  
Category: GUISeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 4.2.0Operating System: Microsoft Windows

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Sun Feb 12 03:40:53 2017, original submission:

Unicode support is becoming increasing useful as writers of certain Octave packages (like, well, "symbolic") start to use Unicode mathematical symbols in its help text as well as for output. However, since Octave currently seems to use the current system code page as opposed to cp65001 (Windows UTF-8) for output, it may display unreadable mojibake (bug #50283, pre-regression) for such characters.

(No luck with SetLocale in the launcher VBS. Running chcp 65001 before spawning the VBS does not work either.)

See also bug #49685.

Mingye Wang <arthur2e5>


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