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Notes on Unicode support

As of version 0.6, Haskeline supports a wide range of encodings.

If Haskeline doesn't appear to work correctly on your system, please file a bug.


On POSIX systems, Haskeline uses the system iconv library to encode/decode from the console locale.

Encodings which use more than one byte to encode the character '\n', such as UTF-16 or UTF-32, are not supported. However, that restriction should not be an issue in practice, since it allows a variety of encodings including:

  • UTF-8
  • ISO-8859
  • Shift JIS
  • EUC
  • KOI8


On Windows, Haskeline uses the Win32 Unicode APIs when possible; otherwise, it encodes/decodes using the console's code page.