"Felix von Delius" <fvdelius / gmx.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> I have no problems with german umlauts even when I use "p" instead
> of "print" (Linux with ruby 1.6.2). It has to be a 
> (Cyg)Win-specific prob...
>
Yes it is a Cygwin problem (not a Win problem). Cygwin currently only
supports the C locale. "p" uses the isprint macro/function which is
locale dependent. The Cygwin isprint(c) returns non-zero only if c is
a printable ASCII 7-bit character (0x20 - 0x7E).