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Re: on eshell's encoding


From: Daniel Bastos
Subject: Re: on eshell's encoding
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:49:15 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

Hi, Eli.

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Daniel Bastos <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:25:55 -0300
>> 
>> I'm running eshell.  My current modeline is 
>> 
>>   U\---  *eshell*  [...]
>> 
>> But after a git commit, I get garbage out from my utf-8 string given in
>> the command line.  It must be git's fault.  Do you confirm?  (I don't
>> have the same problem if I input the string in a file.)
>> 
>> %gc -a -m 'Função pra esvaziar a fila.'
>> [cooper 95bca82] Função pra esvaziar a fila.
>>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> %
>
> Is this on MS-Windows?  If so, you cannot invoke programs from Emacs
> with command-line arguments encoded in anything but the system
> codepage.  And UTF-8 cannot be a system codepage on Windows.

You're right.  This is MS-Windows.  But I thought MS-Windows would not
interfere here.  Why does it interfere?  I thought the messages would go
straight into git's ARGV.  Does Windows read() and write() interpret the
bytes?

> I suggest to put the commit message in a file and use the -F switch to
> "git commit".  Or use the built-in VC commands, they will do this
> automatically for you (if you have Emacs 25).

If I put the commit message in a file, even without using -F switch, it
works as expected.  

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