1. I've been using vim for quite some time as a basic user, but I cannot
figure out how to type unicode under Windows. When I installed vim to a
friend's computer, windows + unicode was no problem at all, it's just my
computer that's causing problems.
Someone said that probably windows doesn't pass the proper characters
from keyboard to vim and I figured out that he was probably right. I'm
using cp1250 by default and it works perfect. :set encoding=utf-8 also
works, but I can't type in anything but plain ASCII. Copy-paste from and
to other programs works OK.
In Control panel -> Regional options -> Advanced, there's an option
"Select the language version for the programs which don't support
Unicode". I selected Slovenian (cp1250) and cp1250 actually works with
vim. Unicode in Mozilla also works without any problems. If I connect to
a remote computer with putty (ssh) and use vim there, typing unicode is
no problem at all.
I also worked with a computer under linux, where the encoding in locale
was latin1. I also didn't succeed to type our characters (ccaron,
scaron) from keyboard there, although kwrite, Mozilla, OpenOffice and
many other graphical programs had no problems dealing with unicode and a
2. If I have a file in ISO-8859-2 encoding, I can't open it properly.
:set encoding=latin2 doesn't have any influence on the way I see
accented characters. The only remaining option is recode or other text
3. I don't need to read Swahili and I don't need to have all the
10^\infinity Chinese figures, but with the font that vim uses by default
(fixedsys) I can't see cyrillic, greek, euro symbol and some of the very
common characters from European languages (with ogonek, cedilla, stroke,
...). Which fonts can be recommended?