[GRASS-dev] fonts and character encoding

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Sun May 13 16:51:15 EDT 2007

On 5/12/07 2:08 PM, "Glynn Clements" <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:

>> How do I access locale charmap from TclTk or wxPython?
> Tcl:
> set encoding [exec locale charmap]
> Python:
> encoding = Popen(["locale", "charmap"], stdout=PIPE).communicate()[0].strip()
> AFAICT, the resulting value will be valid for iconv(), and thus for
> Needless to say, this won't work on Windows.

I'm reluctant to implement code that doesn't work with windows.

> You can get the Windows
> codepage by parsing the output from "mode con cp /status", although
> there might be better solutions. iconv appears to accept cp??? for
> most of the common ones (e.g. cp437 = US, cp850 = western Europe,
> etc).

Sorry to bother, but how can I get this information from within TclTk or


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