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Re: [h-e-w] Problem with character encoding when loading and saving text
Re: [h-e-w] Problem with character encoding when loading and saving text files
Sun, 18 Jul 2004 19:34:42 +0200
Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)
Georg Lundesgaard <address@hidden> writes:
> I'm having problems with Emacs when editing text files including
> norwegian characters (æøåÆØÅ). When I edit the text in Emacs and
> save it to file it uses utf-8 character set but the file is marked
> as ansi when opening the same file in Notepad.
Files are not marked with an encoding in Windows. Notepad is just too
stupid to try UTF-8. If this works on your system with UTF-8 files
that Notepad creates itself, this is probably because Notepad adds a
BOM marker to the beginning of the file (doing that is not recommended
for UTF-8, but Notepad does it anyway).
> This makes the norwegian characters unreadable. When I save a text
> file in Windows using the UTF-8 encoding and open it in Emacs it
> seems like it is read using the latin-1 code set.
> How can I configure this correctly?
Did you try using (set-language-environment "Latin-1") or even the
more low-level (prefer-coding-system 'iso-8859-1-dos) in your