Windows code page not in Unicode
Windows code page defines the character set used by Windows. Language-specific setups of Windows can still have a non-Unicode code page active.
As with most things, the legacy requirements for Windows are pretty long and varied, which are the leading cause for these kinds of issues and why Unicode is not the default setting for all Windows installations.
Verify the problem
- Open the Command Prompt.
- Run the
chcpcommand. If the result is not
Active code page: 65001, you are affected by the problem.
Set Windows code page to Unicode without changing the operating system language
The fix only changes the code page to
65001. The operating system language is not affected.
The guide below is in English, and Windows layouts in Settings tend to change. The screenshot should help you in determining the correct location. Of course, you can give this guide to your IT to fix the setting for all machines.
- Go to Windows Start menu and type:
Administrative Language Settings
Change system locale
Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support
OKand restart the machine to make sure all terminals and applications get the new code page.
June 7, 2021