This is my runtime environment


"11.1.1 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (May 16, 2017)"


When I run

RunProcess["cmd", "StandardOutput", "dir\n"]

I get a such output

I know the wrong character is Chinese character. How to show it correctlly?


First method:

run[cmdLine_] := Module[{out}, 
                RunProcess[{$SystemShell, "/c", cmdLine <> ">test.txt"}]["StandardOutput"];
                out = Import["test.txt", CharacterEncoding -> "CP936"];
                DeleteFile["test.txt"]; out]

run["echo 你好"]



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Second method:

Import["!echo hello 你好", "Text", CharacterEncoding -> "CP936"]

"hello 你好"

Import["!dir\n", "Text", CharacterEncoding -> "CP936"]
(*also works*)
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More cleaner. Just make a note here.

 RunProcess[$SystemShell, "StandardOutput", "dir\n"], "Text", 
 CharacterEncoding -> "CP936"]
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  • $\begingroup$ It isn't clear for what purpose you use FromCharacterCode here: ImportString already returns a grid of strings. It would be more correct to specify "Text" as second argument to ImportString. $\endgroup$ – Alexey Popkov Oct 30 '17 at 8:23
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexeyPopkov Thanks very much. It works indeed..And I have updated it just now. $\endgroup$ – yode Oct 30 '17 at 8:28
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexeyPopkov Another thing about it, Since ImportString // Options don't include option CharacterEncoding, but we can use it. It is a bug of ImportString? $\endgroup$ – yode Oct 30 '17 at 8:30
  • $\begingroup$ The CharacterEncoding option is listed on the Docs page for the "Text" import format, there is no bug of course. $\endgroup$ – Alexey Popkov Oct 30 '17 at 8:38

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