bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #50660, clc command doesn't work properly


bug #50660: clc command doesn't work properly

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:36:26 AM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  tasos Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.2.1
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 19 Sep 2017 12:13:16 PM UTC, comment #4:

Closing report as "Works for me".
For future reference: The initial error might be related to bug #52013 ("0x00" instead of "0x20" in terminal after "clc").

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Sat 20 May 2017 08:48:31 PM UTC, comment #3:

Ok, I have found that installing some Windows updates solves this issue. Hope that will help somebody. Regards, Piotr.

Piotr <gutek>
Fri 19 May 2017 05:14:45 PM UTC, comment #2:

I am not the original poster, but I would also like to report the same problem, so I will post it here, so to avoid raising new tickets.

I have checked #50039 and in my case I do not have any mix of locales, actually I do not even know what is there to be mixed. I use polish settings everywhere, so my country is set to 'Poland', the language is set to 'polish', and the keyboard is set to 'polish (programmers) QWERTY'. These are the typical setting one would use in Poland. I do no have any other languages or keyboards added. The code page in Octave is 65001 (see the attached picture). It should be noted that typically polish Windows has code page set in terminal to 852 and when I change the code page in Octave to 852 (using command: system('chcp 852')), the command clc works fine and will not display any squares.
I should also mention 3 more things:
1. I have the same release of Octave (4.2.1) installed on another PC, with Windows 7, and there 'clc' works fine, though code page is also set to 65001.
2. This is a fresh instalation of Windows 10, basically nothing else is installed there apart from Visual Studio, firefox, notepad++, MS Office.
3. I had Octave 4.2.1 installed on the same machine with Windows 10 before (the physical HDD with C: has changed) and clc was working fine. I believe I had the same regional settings, so the problem may be difficult to reproduce.

If you need more information, please let me know.
Best regards, Piotr

(file #40738)

Piotr <gutek>
Tue 28 Mar 2017 05:24:56 PM UTC, comment #1:

This might be a duplicate of bug #50039.
What are your localization settings? Are you also using a mix of different locales?

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Tue 28 Mar 2017 08:36:26 AM UTC, original submission:

Hallo octave team

My operating system is Windows 10 x64bit and i have instal the octave 4.2.1. When i write the clc command at the GUI this displays too many little square boxes in contrast with the GLI that works properly.



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