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I am using msys mintty on vista.

My font is Deja Vu Sans Mono, which has excellent unicode coverage.

The simplest test is to just cat this file: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/examples/UTF-8-demo.txt all non-ascii characters show up as boxed questionmarks.

I have explicitly set the encoding to UTF-8 in mintty's settings.

Similarly pasting non-ascii text into mintty gives me garbage. What's going on? Everything I can find tells me that mintty should support unicode just fine.

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MinTTY supports UTF-8 but MSys does not. The Cygwin build of MinTTY solved my problem.

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