How to determine the character encoding that a terminal uses in a C/C++ program?
I’ve noticed that SyncTERM uses a different character encoding than the default MacOS terminal emulator, and they’re incompatible with one another. For example, say you want to print a block character in a format string. In SyncTERM, which uses the IBM Extended ASCII character encoding, you would use an octal escape sequence like
261. In Terminal.app (and probably iTerm2 as well), this just prints a question mark. Since these terminals use UTF-8, you need to use the
uxxxx escape sequence.