This is not a problem with CQP but with the Windows terminal (aka. the “command prompt”,
cmd.exe), which is not configured to display multilingual text correctly. Solution: 1. Right-click the title bar of the terminal window, select Properties from the context menu, and change the font to Lucida Console. 2. Select an appropriate codepage for the terminal session by typing
chcp 1252 (if your corpus is in the traditional Latin-1 encoding) or
chcp 65001 (if the corpus is in UTF-8 encoding). 3. If your corpus is in UTF-8 encoding, the default Windows pager (
more) crashes and large query results will just scroll through. Install GNU Less for Windows, which can then be enabled in a CQP session with
set Pager "less -d"; (for reasons unknown, you may have to enter
set Paging off; set Paging on; for this setting to take effect). NB: Input of accented characters in UTF-8 doesn't seem to work (regardless of codepage setting), and such queries may crash CQP. The open-source Console2" terminal works nicely with CQP (bigger choice of fonts, fully resizable window), but it does not respect the
chcp command and seems to support only Latin-1 corpora.