GNU Octave is primarily developed on GNU/Linux and other [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX POSIX] conform systems. The ports of GNU Octave to Microsoft Windows use different approaches to get most of the original Octave and adapt it to Microsoft Windows idiosyncrasies (e.g. dynamic libraries, file paths, permissions, environment variables, GUI system, etc). Bear this in mind and don't panic if you get unexpected results. There are a lot of suggestions on the mailing lists for tuning your Octave installation. GNU Octave standalone ports for Windows are independently compiled using either the [http://mingw.org MinGW] or Microsoft Visual Studio development environments (3.6 or before).
#Both cli and gui cannot handle path name of which contains non-ascii characters. (For 3.8, cli can handle non-ascii code if codepage is properly set to the machine locale)
#Both cli and gui cannot represent non-ascii characters on screen (cli) or command window (gui). (For 3.8, cli can handle non-ascii code if codepage is properly set to the machine locale)
See [[Windows_Installer]] for building instructions.