746 votes21 comments · Command Prompt / Console / Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) » Console/Terminal · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
As Chip said, UTF-16 is rather baked into the stuff we do. The console host does use UTF-16 somewhere in there. :P We just have the matter of dealing with code pages throughout the history of computing existence that causes us heartburn every time we think about how to fix this. :( It’s definitely something that we would like to look into on our backlog.
—Michaelkentaro inomata commented
I suggested this idea on the Windows Server feedback site, but of course I'd appriciate it if Windows 10 would support UTF8-native locales.
https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295047-general-feedback/suggestions/10331553-add-locales-that-use-utf8-code-page-65001-by-defkentaro inomata commented
What I want is a kind of "Universal locale which uses CP65001 as ANSI-encoding by default"
3,263 votes303 comments · Command Prompt / Console / Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) » WSL/Bash · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Hey WSL users, as many of you have been asking for an update: we still do not have anything on the books yet for this feature, but we have NOT forgotten this request.
As we navigate requirements and evaluate our WSL work, we ask that you please continue voicing your desires and upvoting this issue. Feel free to ping me on twitter @CraigWilhite to tell me more about how you’d like to see this feature in WSL.