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Re: MULE shows gibberish; now what?


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: MULE shows gibberish; now what?
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 19:12:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Peter J. Acklam) writes:

> address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) wrote:
>
>> address@hidden (Peter J. Acklam) writes:
>> 
>> > I thought CJK was some Chinese stuff, but all I want it to get
>> > Emacs to open a simple text file with European utf-8 text.
>> 
>> Emacs might not auto-detect UTF-8 out of the box.  Does it work if
>> you say C-x RET c utf-8 RET C-x C-f /path/to/the/file RET?
>
> Yes, as I mentioned in an earlier posting in this thread.  :-)

I must have missed that...

>> If it is important, I'm sure it's possible to find out how to
>> improve UTF-8 autodetection in Emacs.
>
> It does surprise me that Emacs does not open the file in UTF-8
> when I have specified that my preference is UTF-8.  There are
> ambigueties when detecting the coding system used in a text file,
> but when I have set the preference to UTF-8, I think Emacs should
> try that first.

Hm.  What is the value of the variable coding-category-list?  Is
coding-category-utf-8 mentioned in that list?  Maybe it helps to add
this near the beginning of the list?

kai
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