Win32console gem with cucumber - letter "a" is missing!

I was just trying to follow up Ryan B. tut on Railscasts about using
cucumber
http://railscasts.com/episodes/155-beginning-with-cucumber

All installed and runs great, except the letter “a” is missing from all
words in the output!

This only happens in the Cucumber text output.

the gem I installed is:
win32console-1.2.0-x86-mswin32-60

I am on Win XP sp3

Just to make sure it is the console, I removed the gem and ran
“cucumber features” and same output without colors looks fine with no
missing letters.

did that happen to anyone else?
I still can’t figure out the problem and how to get it fixed!

Please find the screenshot attached.

Bachir El khoury wrote:

I was just trying to follow up Ryan B. tut on Railscasts about using
cucumber
http://railscasts.com/episodes/155-beginning-with-cucumber

All installed and runs great, except the letter “a” is missing from all
words in the output!

Type ‘chcp 1252’.
Observe the magic. chcp stands for ‘change codepage’, I believe.

Magic indeed! thanks alot Aldric.

Aldric G. wrote:

Type ‘chcp 1252’.
Observe the magic. chcp stands for ‘change codepage’, I believe.