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.
Merge with suggestion "6514191-utf-8"
35 voteson the backlog · 5 comments · Command Prompt / Console / Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Kyle commented
Agreed. This popped out at me right away in the W10 preview. Even though it's technically the same padding as win 8.1 the last of window chome really makes it look odd. A nice 5x margin would help.