by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2011/08/18 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2011/08/18/10196878.aspx
Just the other day Igor asked me:
As a globalization expert, I’d like to ask you : can I say that “Command line does not support Unicode input” in Windows?
I know it has some restrictions, e.g., it does not support BiDi, and the OEMCP should be set to according to the ACP for CJK.
However I can type in Russian and see the text correctly if I switch to Unicode font on En-US OS with the same system locale.
I suppose I could have responded with a link dump -- a list of various links from the Blog.
Or I could have just told him to search for CMD himself or whatever....
But instead this time I gave a quick, abbreviated response:
Well, the console can support Unicode, but:
Sometimes it's best to teach the Torah while standing on one foot....
John Cowan on 18 Aug 2011 9:29 AM:
If I don't Unicodify my apps, who will? And if I do Unicodify my apps, what does that make me? And if not now, when?
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