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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"
3,903 votes422 comments · Command Prompt / Console / Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) » WSL/Bash · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Hey WSL users. We hear you!
We’re actively investigating this ask but don’t have any firm plans to announce just yet. Rest assured that we are as keen to deliver this ask as you are ;)
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