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bug#4712: File encoding

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#4712: File encoding
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:33:19 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Maybe so, but this part of the OP's report:
>   value of $LANG: en_AU.UTF-8
>   locale-coding-system: utf-8
> indicates that UTF-8 is the "native" encoding on the OP's machine, and
> there is an overwhelming user demand for silently and transparently
> switch to such a native encoding when we need to select an encoding.

How can silently producing a broken file be desirable?


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