[fpc-pascal] Console Encoding in Windows (Local VS. UTF8)

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Jul 9 12:40:26 CEST 2013

In our previous episode, Tomas Hajny said:
> >> and be done with it?
> >
> > I don't know.
> There is code page 65001 for UTF-8, however I don't know since which
> version of MS Windows it is supported (and to which extent - e.g.
> including the console output).

Afaik Windows XP, but there might be font problems on console.

> console using the Windows API call SetConsoleOutputCP, but e.g. our unit
> Crt currently resets the code page used for output to console to the
> "main" process code page (as returned by GetACP) on each write and thus
> ignores the user selection - this will probably change in trunk in the
> future as part of the Unicode support activities, but the current state is
> like this.

Keep in mind he is talking powershell, not cmd.exe

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