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bug #55689: Wrong display in console of characters as é, ö

Submitted by:  Charles Praplan <charprap>
Submitted on:  Sun 10 Feb 2019 10:39:15 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Charles Praplan Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  5.1.0 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 12 Feb 2019 06:32:18 PM UTC, comment #5: 

That last part is due to gnu readline not properly supporting utf-8 on Windows, see bug #47571.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Tue 12 Feb 2019 04:15:02 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Today I tried on a window 7 PC. The situation is the same except that the display in the command window is:

I also noticed that when selecting   disp('Résistances') in the editor and pressing F9, the following is displayed in the command windows:

>> disp('R\303\251sistances');

Maybe this can help debugging.

Charles Praplan <charprap>
Mon 11 Feb 2019 10:16:24 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Yes, well. The heading is misleading. Just noting that the original submission, points 4) and 5) cover the command line as well.
Five years ago, I didn't have an idea how protracted and widely ramified this UTF-8 topic would be. I really would like to see UTF-8 working in Octave 5

Armin Müller <arm_in>
Mon 11 Feb 2019 04:02:32 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Bug #42036 was about files and directories with Unicode characters.
This is about the Windows console and UTF-8.

Similar, but not a duplicate.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Mon 11 Feb 2019 11:56:27 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Reminds me to #42036

Armin Müller <arm_in>
Sun 10 Feb 2019 10:39:15 AM UTC, original submission:  

Characters  as é, ö ... are not displayed correctly in the console.

Fore example Résistances are displayed as R��sistances !

Test file is appended : Octave_ANSI_files_test_case.m

For more information, have a look at


which was the original post and has been partially solved.

Charles Praplan <charprap>


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file #46226:  Octave_ANSI_files_test_case.m added by charprap (136B - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-02-26 mtmiller Release5.0.91 => 5.1.0
    2019-02-10 charprap Attached File- => Added Octave_ANSI_files_test_case.m, #46226

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