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bug #65898: Odd quotes in help: neither console nor gui display them correctly under Windows

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Wed 19 Jun 2024 09:07:42 PM UTC
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Elmar Plischke Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Open Release:  * 9.2.0
Operating System:  * Microsoft Windows Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None
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Wed 19 Jun 2024 10:46:35 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Which version of windows and by what method did you install it?

Are you possibly using the new windows terminal? Here’s how to check and switch terminal if that’s the case. https://octave.discourse.group/t/workaround-for-weird-behavior-of-command-window-widget-in-windows/4981

Are you possibly using the “legacy console” app? I got artifacts that sound like what you’re describing with that option enabled:   https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/94146-enable-disable-legacy-console-mode-all-consoles-windows-10-a.html

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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Wed 19 Jun 2024 09:07:42 PM UTC, original submission:  

Dear all,

the help system seems to render quotes as some unicode symbols which are neither rendered correctly by the GUI nor the console under Windows. This is a bit annoying.

I added '--disable-encoding' to the options passed to makeinfo in

Then quotes seem to be plain ascii.



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