Fixing Raku Unicode display issues in Windows
I've been using Windows 10 for a while as I wait to install a new m2 SSD in this laptop to provide a dedicated place for Linux. I've noticed some very strange and disappointing issues with Unicode characters when running Raku from a terminal.
Thanks to #raku on Freenode, I managed to find a solution:
This changes the Unicode code page to 65001 and magically fixes the issues I was seeing.
To make the change more permanent, it is possible to use change some registry key values under
OEMCP all to value
65001, give the OS a reboot, et voila!
Thanks to the ever-present raiph for his reddit comment which pointed me to a Stack Overflow question from a user facing the same problem, which in turn pointed to the solution provided for a question from a C# programmer.