Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#245 assigned Bug / Defect

Encoding problem when running openvpn on Windows Command Prompt

Reported by: abacate Owned by: Heiko Hund
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Generic / unclassified Version: OpenVPN git master branch (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords: windows
Cc:

Description

broken scenario
OS: WinXP
OpenVPN: 2.3_rc2
Description: I execute openvpn.exe --version on Command Prompt, then any non-english character that I type is misunderstood by the shell.

broken scenario 2
OS: WinXP 7
OpenVPN: 2.3_rc2
Description: I execute openvpn.exe --version on Command Prompt, then I type any character followed by a return then the Command Prompt window automatically is closed.

working scenario
OS: WinXP
OpenVPN: 2.2.2
Description: Here, everything works as expected.

Attachments (2)

openvpn-2.3_rc2.png (22.8 KB) - added by abacate 7 years ago.
Broken scenario
openvpn-2.2.2.png (17.8 KB) - added by abacate 7 years ago.
working scenario

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Change History (3)

Changed 7 years ago by abacate

Attachment: openvpn-2.3_rc2.png added

Broken scenario

Changed 7 years ago by abacate

Attachment: openvpn-2.2.2.png added

working scenario

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Samuli Seppänen

Keywords: windows added
Owner: set to Heiko Hund
Priority: majorminor
Status: newassigned
Version: 2.3-beta / 2.3-RCgit master branch

I can reproduce this on Windows 7 64-bit with support for the Finnish language. In my case the difference is that after running openvpn --version no Finnish characters (äöå) appear on the screen, but pressing return after typing them crashes the command prompt.

Before running openvpn --version the command prompt accepts the special characters just fine.

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