ASCII Control Sequences ANSI Standard X3.64 Sent By rSpec and Cucumber End Up Mess in Windows Shell

ANSICON, an open-source solution for displaying colors and formatting
ASCII Control Sequences (e.g. DEC-100), crashes when rSpec spits out its
report to the Windows Shell. I speculated that Windows PowerShell
(formerly Monad) would support colors and formatting, but it doesn’t.
suppose the practical solution is to migrate to Linux, but that comes
a set of problems to solve that I’m not prepared to do whilst learning
Ruby-on-Rails. I’m seeking comment on steps that are being undertaken

  1. display colors and formatting in the Windows Shell, or 2) eliminate
    ASCII control sequences when the target platform is Windows.