Q. When running the test suite in Windows’ cmd.exe, the test executable prints weird characters, how do I fix that?

A. Windows’ cmd.exe is not an unicode ANSI-compatible terminal emulator. There are plenty of ways to fix that behaviour:

  • Pass --ascii to the test suite when executing.
  • Define the CRITERION_USE_ASCII environment variable to 1.
  • Get a better terminal emulator, such as the one shipped with Git or Cygwin.

Q. I’m having an issue with the library, what can I do ?

A. Open a new issue on the github issue tracker, and describe the problem you are experiencing, along with the platform you are running criterion on.