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Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 17:23:18 +0200
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>>>>> On Mon, 24 Aug 2020, Drew Adams wrote:

> I'll just say this, as some have suggested that
> one main thing they want is to be able to easily
> and quickly tell whether the encoding is NOT
> utf-8 (and not ASCII, presumably):

> The characters "u" and "U" are not so easily
> distinguished.  You might want to pick some
> other, quite different looking, character for
> the non-UTF-8 (i.e., UTF-16 etc.).

Another idea: Since "-" is used for ASCII, maybe use "+" for UTF-8?
This would be visually unobtrusive, so any uncommon coding system would
stand out against it.

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