git has always used octal utf8 display, and one way to show the actual name is by using
printf in a bash shell.
But that doesn’t change the output of commands like
git status or
However, since Git 1.7.10 introduced the support of unicode, this wiki page mentions:
By default, git will print non-ASCII file names in quoted octal notation, i.e. “
\nnn\nnn...“. This can be disabled with:
git config core.quotepath off
Or for all repositories using:
git config --global core.quotepath off
Keep in mind that:
The default console font does not support Unicode. Change the console font to a TrueType font such as Lucida Console or Consolas.
The setup program can do this automatically, but only for the installing user.