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Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 15:47:39 -0400

Ulrich Mueller <ulm@gentoo.org> writes:

> I stumbled upon this when updating a short section about Emacs in the
> Gentoo developer manual, where I realised that I cannot say that "-"
> and "U" in the modeline indicate ASCII and UTF-8, respectively.
> IMHO these two are the most important ones nowadays, so they should be
> unique. I don't really care about the rest (maybe "1" is still somewhat
> important here in Europe), and tried to change as little as possible in
> my suggestion. Namely, only move the ones colliding with "U" out of the
> way and otherwise stay with ASCII.

Do we even need an indicator for UTF-8?  I find that I only need to know
when it's something else.  But maybe I'm missing something obvious.

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

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