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Re: utf-8 input under X11

From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: utf-8 input under X11
Date: 26 Oct 2001 18:40:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

David Monniaux <address@hidden> writes:

> Le Vendredi 26 Octobre 2001 18:12, Gerd Moellmann a écrit :
> > > nil
> > That's certainly no good to decode UTF-8 :-).
> Documentation:
> Coding system to use with system messages.
> It is totally nonintuitive that that variable, documented as this, 
> should have an influence on X11 decoding.

No disagreement here.

> > > When I start emacs with LC_ALL=fr_FR, locale-coding-system is
> > > iso-latin-1.
> > Hm.
> It's obviously set up automatically to be so in ISO-8859-1 locales! 
> Try launching emacs with LC_ALL=ru_RU.KOI8-R, you'll see it 
> automatically sets locale-coding-system to cyrillic-koi8.
> Note also that you don't need set-keyboard-coding-system to decode 
> iso-latin-1 or cyrillic-koi8. It's just done automatically by Emacs.
> > That needs a MULE guru, I guess.  Kenichi, could you please take
> > over from here?
> I don't think it's a MULE issue, really, but rather a weirdness in 
> the routines decoding X11 keyboard input. To me, that's how the thing 
> works:

The decoding/encoding is a signficant part of MULE, you know.

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