Poweshell - Greek characters in $profile script

ratracemc 1 Reputation point
2021-05-09T18:29:01.327+00:00

Hello,

in $profile file i wrote the function below.

function gr {cd c:\users\user\documents\γραφειο}

When i'm running the fuction in powershell the outcome is,

PS C:\Users\User> gr
cd : Cannot find path 'C:\users\user\documents\Ξ³Οαφειο\' because it does not exist.
At C:\Users\User\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1:1 char:14

  • function gr {cd c:\users\user\documents\Ξ³Οαφειο}
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\users\user\documents\Ξ³Οαφειο:String) [Set-Location], ItemNot
    FoundException
  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetLocationCommand

PS C:\Users\User>

What can i do so that the Greek characters in path are correctly recognized?

I'm using windows 10 and windows terminal.

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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 27,261 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-05-10T03:31:27.373+00:00

    Hi,

    What is the encoding of your profile? You can try setting it to UTF-8.

    Best Regards,
    Ian Xue

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  2. ratracemc 1 Reputation point
    2021-05-10T04:22:10.517+00:00

    Hello @Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) ,

    when i'm giving this script that i found in microsoft help page,

    [psobject].Assembly.GetTypes() | Where-Object { $.Name -eq 'ClrFacade'} |
    ForEach-Object {
    $
    .GetMethod('GetDefaultEncoding', [System.Reflection.BindingFlags]'nonpublic,static').Invoke($null, @())
    }

    the outcome is,

    IsSingleByte : True
    BodyName : iso-8859-7
    EncodingName : Ελληνικά (Windows)
    HeaderName : windows-1253
    WebName : windows-1253
    WindowsCodePage : 1253
    IsBrowserDisplay : True
    IsBrowserSave : True
    IsMailNewsDisplay : True
    IsMailNewsSave : True
    EncoderFallback : System.Text.InternalEncoderBestFitFallback
    DecoderFallback : System.Text.InternalDecoderBestFitFallback
    IsReadOnly : True
    CodePage : 1253

    When i'm opening the $profile file,

    notepad.exe $PROFILE

    at the bottom of the notepad shows Windows (CRLF) | UTF-8.

    How can i change the encoding of my profile?

    Thank you

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  3. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 27,261 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-05-11T09:04:47.28+00:00

    Hi,

    To change the encoding to UTF-8, you can run "chcp 65001". Add this line to the profile if you want to use UTF-8 by default.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/intl/code-page-identifiers

    Best Regards,
    Ian Xue

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