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Re: user sees \xxx but is thwarted from searching for them


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: user sees \xxx but is thwarted from searching for them
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 15:52:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Heinrich Rommerskirchen) writes:

> Assume you have a buffer in latin-1 encoding which contains umlauts, 
> add a umlaut in latin-9 and press C-x C-f. Then emacs complains that it
> cannot safely save the buffer without showing the offending characters. In
> fact it can't because it doesn't know if the latin-1 umlaut is wrong or the
> latin-9 umlaut; and both look the same in the buffer :-(

Remember that first you select a coding system.  This is either
latin-1 (then ä in latin-9 is wrong), or it is latin-9 (then ä in
latin-1 is wrong).  So you can show the wrong character in both cases.

Oh, I didn't say that you have to choose the coding system, first.
Sorry.

kai
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