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bug#4712: File encoding

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#4712: File encoding
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:19:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> 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.

The `coding' cookie trumps any such setting, since when we read the
file, we will blindly obey the cookie without paying any attention to
the user's locale.


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