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Re: MULE shows gibberish; now what?


From: Peter J. Acklam
Subject: Re: MULE shows gibberish; now what?
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 15:59:54 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) wrote:

> Ilya Zakharevich <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > SPECIFICS of the problem1: when asked to show cyrillic, it
> > shows cyrillic indeed.  However, the shown glyphs have no
> > relationship to the actual Cyrillic text (e.g., in the Hello,
> > World example).  Do not have a slightest idea how to report it
> > in more details...
> 
> IIRC, there are two popular encodings for Cyrillic, and maybe
> Emacs thinks it's using a font in the foo encoding but the real
> font is in the bar encoding?
> 
> Put point on a Cyrillic character and type C-u C-x =, this tells
> you stuff, including the charset that Emacs thinks this
> character is in.

Perhaps you also know how I can make Emacs open a UTF-8-encoded
file correctly?  In my ~/.emacs I now enabled UTF-8 in every way I
can think of

   (set-buffer-file-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)
   (set-clipboard-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)
   (set-keyboard-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)
   (set-next-selection-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)
   (set-selection-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)     
   (set-terminal-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)      
   (set-w32-system-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)    
   (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8-unix)

and I have enabled multibyte characters, but still Emacs always
opens a UTF-8 file as "unibyte no-conversion".  Using

   C-x RET c utf-8 RET C-x C-f

to open a file is rather awkward.

Peter

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