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bug#14985: 24.3; rgrep and accents

From: Sebastien Vauban
Subject: bug#14985: 24.3; rgrep and accents
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:48:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> If I call the command `rgrep' for recursively searching for the string
>> `Contrat signé' in some directory, I get "no matches found".
> [...]
>> If I copy/paste the above (huge) `grep-find' command into a Cygwin (Zsh)
>> shell, there it works...
> [...]
>> Important settings:
>>   value of $LANG: en_US.utf8
>>   locale-coding-system: cp1252
> My guess: Emacs encodes the command-line with the locale-coding-system
> (i.e. cp1252) whereas your files use utf-8 and the Cygwin shell probably
> also just uses the $LANG setting.
> Other guess: the problem might disappear under a Cygwin build of Emacs.
> I'm not sure how we could fix this problem.

Is there something I could try to force (some coding system variable) on
either side (Emacs or the Cygwin shell)?

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

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