You might consider Windows-1253 instead of 1252 as it's a Greek codepage (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows-1253) - it appears to be a little
friendlier with unicode.

John

2011/5/16 Ilias Lazaridis <ilias / lazaridis.com>

> On 16 =CC=DC=FA=EF=F2, 17:31, Luis Lavena <luislav... / gmail.com> wrote:
> > On May 16, 8:22 am, Ilias Lazaridis <il... / lazaridis.com> wrote:
> >
> > > After visiting ruby-lang.org, I decided to get the actual 1.9.2
> > > version via
> >
> > > ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Encoding::ConverterNotFoundError)
> > >     code converter not found (UTF-16LE to IBM737)
> >
> > > A workaround:
> >
> > > $> chcp 850
> > > $> gem install <some gem>
> > > $> chcp 737
> >
> > > I've queried for a solutions, but didn't found something concrete,
> > > although this defect seems to be know for half a year.
> >
> > > Is this an issue with ruby, with "gem" or with the rubyinstaller?
> >
> > The error is not an bug, there is no way to convert IBM737 encoding to
> > UTF16 or UTF8, period.
>
> I cannot verify this, but even if your right:
>
> Then it is most possibly an implementation defect, see below.
>
> > You need to update your console to use a modern set of encoding/
> > codepage, also, do yourself a favor and use a TrueType font for it,
> > which will solve any possible rendering issue you might experience in
> > the future.
> >
> > See this:https://github.com/cucumber/cucumber/wiki/Troubleshooting
> >
> > See how to permanently set your console. IBM737 and 850 are DOS-age
> > encodings.
>
> I have a simple laptop, with Windows 7 on it, greek version.
>
> DOS-age encodings or not:
>
> I had _never_ with any toolkit any problems, and ruby 1.8 worked fine,
> too.
>
> And of course I have as simple expectation: that a native windows
> installer will install a ruby 1.9 that works.
>
> I don't like to touch the very basic OS setup, but I've tried:
>
> Your "Troubleshooting" document suggests: chcp 1252 / chcp 65001.
>
> But with those I can't write greek chars.
>
> .
>
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