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Re: automating language environment settings

From: Crni Gorac
Subject: Re: automating language environment settings
Date: 5 Sep 2002 07:26:32 -0700

Matthias Meulien <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> > From time to time, I'm using emacs to edit documents written using ISO
> > 8859-2 charset. Thus, I have first to set language environment to
> > "Latin-2", then to open text file and finally to select "latin-2-prefix"
> > as input method. 
> You can activate the "latin-2-prefix" input method automatically when
> changing of language environment with the following hooks; it also sets
> the default input method for the latin-1 language environment:
> (add-hook 'set-language-environment-hook
>           '(lambda ()
>              (let ((lang current-language-environment))
>                (cond ((equal lang "Latin-2")
>                       (set-terminal-coding-system 'latin-2)
>                         (activate-input-method "latin-2-prefix"))
>                      ((equal lang "Latin-1")
>                       (set-terminal-coding-system 'latin-1)
>                         (setq default-input-method "french-prefix"))))))
> (add-hook 'exit-language-environment-hook
>           '(lambda ()
>              (set-terminal-coding-system nil)))
> Note that the terminal settings are useful when you work on a character 
> terminal.
> > So I was thinking about automating above process by creating
> > corresponding emacs mode and then to reference this mode from first
> > line of related documents; if everything setup properly, emacs
> > should be able to apply all necessary settings upon opening
> > document. (...)
> Read about local variables in the info manual. 
> Don't you think that the `C-x RET l' key sequence is enough?

This is exactly what I have to avoid. I know about all of above
mentionned but I'd like not to have to type `C-x RET l' sequence each
time when I open Latin-2 encoded file in order to be able to edit it.
I'd like to have files let know emacs to change language environment
to Latin-2 each time when opened.


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