Issue #10493 has been updated by Dvis Mosns.


Control Panel -> Region -> Administrative -> Change system locale

[Here's article describing how to change locale for Windows 7 and 8](http://www.7tutorials.com/changing-display-language-used-non-unicode-programs)

For Windows 7
![Windows 7](http://www.7tutorials.com/files/img/non_unicode_language/non_unicode4.png)


For Windows 8
![Windows 8](http://www.7tutorials.com/files/img/non_unicode_language/non_unicode6.png)




To test it now I would need to setup environment and compile Ruby, but I never have done that and currently don't really have time for it. Anyway I'llsee maybe I will be able to find time for it someday.


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Bug #10493: Wrong encoding for Etc.getlogin in Windows
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/10493#change-49900

* Author: Dvis Mosns
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: ext
* Target version: current: 2.2.0
* ruby -v: ruby 2.1.4p265 (2014-10-27 revision 48166) [x64-mingw32]
* Backport: 2.0.0: REQUIRED, 2.1: REQUIRED
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~~~ruby
name = Etc.getlogin # I've Windows username "Dvis"
puts name           # Dvis
puts name.inspect   # "D\xE2vis"
puts name.encoding  # ASCII-8BIT
name.force_encoding('Windows-1257')
puts name           # Dvis
~~~

As you can see \xE2 isn't "" in ASCII, but it is for Windws-1257 encoding.






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