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Re: Re: Re: On Windows(R) Emacs «shell» mode doesn't prints an output.


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Re: Re: On Windows(R) Emacs «shell» mode doesn't prints an output.
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:19:49 +0300

> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:18:22 +0700
> From: Yuri Khan <address@hidden>
> Cc: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> 
> And there was this comment thread[2] in the blog of Michael Kaplan,
> the guy who was Microsoft’s i18n expert, stating that the multibyte
> string API functions are only supported for (up to double)-byte
> encodings.
> 
> [2]: http://www.siao2.com/2006/07/04/656051.aspx#comment-7971

That's true, but you can work around that with wide (a.k.a. "Unicode")
APIs, such as WriteConsoleW.  Not easy, but its doable; you can find
the recipes and code on the Internet.

> > the only
> > problem with switching the console to that codepage is that the fonts
> > available for it in the console cover only a very small portion of the
> > BMP, so you don't really get a Unicode-capable console.
> 
> I was about to retort that setting a TrueType font with sufficient
> coverage (finding which can be left as an excercise to the reader)
> gets you at least Western, Cyrillic, Greek and CJK and possibly some
> more, but what do I know, compared to a user of a right-to-left
> script?

I think Western, Greek, and Cyrillic are covered, but CJK aren't, see
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FMID=1262.  So its
coverage is mostly limited to European scripts.




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