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The following sample attempts to write Russian text to Application Output using Console.WriteLine The text is not displayed correctly when this is called.
One quick item of note, the same code running in a pure Console app does work correctly.
### Steps to Reproduce
1. Download sample
2. Open in Xamarin Studio
3. Tap button
### Expected Results
The string "тест" should display in Application Output
### Actual Results
—Ç–µ—Å—Ç is displayed
=== Xamarin Studio ===
Version 5.9.7 (build 9)
Installation UUID: fe69ddf8-5edc-42a6-ac7a-fe710eb02c0e
Mono 4.0.4 ((detached/d481017)
GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)
Package version: 400040004
=== Xamarin.Android ===
Version: 184.108.40.206 (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/codybeyer/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
Supported Android versions:
4.0.3 (API level 15)
4.4 (API level 19)
5.0 (API level 21)
5.1 (API level 22)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.7.0_71"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_71-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.71-b01, mixed mode)
=== Xamarin Android Player ===
Version: Unknown version
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Android Player.app
=== Apple Developer Tools ===
Xcode 7.0.1 (8228)
=== Xamarin.iOS ===
Version: 220.127.116.11 (Business Edition)
Build date: 2015-09-18 23:22:05-0400
=== Xamarin.Mac ===
Version: 18.104.22.168 (Business Edition)
=== Build Information ===
Release ID: 509070009
Git revision: 31fa64709030b3edb971237780a452a4c69943c4
Build date: 2015-09-17 11:44:37-04
Xamarin addins: b105d33d8cd72911ff2cf3ee0b7715d37e5f19a6
=== Operating System ===
Mac OS X 10.11.0
Darwin Codys-MacBook-Pro.local 15.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 15.0.0
Wed Aug 26 16:57:32 PDT 2015
Text sent to the console is displayed with `NSLog` to the Application Output. IIRC there was a bug in iOS9 with it and it's possible that the workaround is messing with some string encoding. I'll check that (and see if it's still required in the case it's still present).
Removing the workaround fix the issue (and it seems fixed in iOS final builds).
First I have reproduced this issue with latest C6 builds and observed that this in application output text '—Ç–µ—Å—Ç' is displaying instead of "Tect".
C6 Build monotouch-22.214.171.124_1a6b88f2b2305d50bad065ae4c7292ab6348ff60
Verified this issue on master monotouch-126.96.36.199_03b93e71acd019f362d67f053697557f9b7fa175 and observed that now application output text is displaying as 'Tect'.