[sword-devel] In Windows command shell, diatheke search is restricted to ASCII for the query key!

Matěj Cepl mcepl at cepl.eu
Thu Mar 2 12:58:55 MST 2017

On 2017-03-02, 16:14 GMT, David Haslam wrote:
> S:\>xiphos\diatheke -b KJV -s regex -k Æneas
> Verses containing "ãneas"-- none (KJV)
> It changes the non-ASCII characters to something else entirely!
> Such a diatheke command works OK in Linux, or so I'm told.

That’s the crazy state of dual encoding in the Windows world. In 
the old days for example the Eastern European Latin languages 
were encoded in CP852 (former MS-DOS encoding) in the DOS 
window, whereas all GUI applications run in CP1250. I guess at 
least something in GUI is Unicode (perhaps UTF-32, IIRC), but 
I am afraid that made mess even worse.

In Linux (and Mac OS) world fortunately sanity prevailed and 
everything is in one encoding, these days almost always UTF-8.



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