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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 2.6.1-1

On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 4:39 PM, Steven Penny <> wrote:
> It looks like fixing this may have caused another issue. Example test:
> With cmd.exe, you can type Alt 234 and it produces
> GREEK CAPITAL LETTER OMEGA U+03A9. However with Cygwin via Cygwin.bat it yields
> nothing. Non ASCII characters can be read from scripts, but they cannot be
> entered interactively.
> They cannot be pasted either; pasting some words will remove all non ASCII
> characters.

My cygwin 32-bit install has not been updated for a while. When I do
ALT234 with numeric pad keys and numlock on, from bash directly
running under cmd.exe, I get :\251 at first (colon backslash 251) and
then when I hit enter for the command, I get a beep.
If I do the ALT234 with numeric pad and numlock in CMD.exe I do get
what looks like a capital omega. So a months old bash does not respond
well to this ALT numpad stuff.

My information supports the judgement that weird behavior in this area
was introduced a while ago.

For comparison only, If I do ALT234 with mintty running bash, I get
neither the :\251 nor capital omega, I get lower case e with

>c:\cygwin\bin\bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.3.42(4)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)

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