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      Sebastian Godelet commented  · 

      Additionally the font-linking should be done by default. Right now you switch to "chcp 65001", and type in Chinese characters they appear as replacement boxes. There should be a reasonable set of default linkings.

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                Re: " don’t see why symlink access is restricted by default…"

                Please read our announcement blog for more background on relaxing symlink creation restrictions for developers: https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/12/02/symlinks-windows-10

                Also note the following:
                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-vista/cc766301(v=ws.10)#create-symbolic-links

                Imagine if symlinks could be created using standard non-admin rights: What would stop a piece of malware from creating symlinks that redirect an existing Word doc to a Word doc with an malicious payload. Symlinks pose VERY serious security threats which is why creating them has been a restricted right since Vista.

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                    Thanks for the suggestion.

                    The biggest overhaul to the Console’s innards in more than 30 years is currently underway. UTF-8 support is something that we are and will be working on in order to support a much broader set of scenarios, platforms, clients and tools.

                    Just one example of the level of improvements being made include all the Virtual Terminal sequence support added to the Console during Win10AU to support many *NIX tools, along with the new 24-bit color support we released in today’s Insiders build #14931.

                    Stay tuned for lots more improvements coming in future insiders and major releases.

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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.

                            —Michael

                            Sebastian Godelet commented  · 

                            The existing font selection code for the console host is a pain to configure, it doesn't work out of the box. Also instead of having to type chcp 65001 all the time why not make it the default. It is not like anybody can rely on any default value at the moment anyway.

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