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Re: problem with input method

From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: problem with input method
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 12:52:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

giglio robbò d'acciaio <address@hidden> writes:

> I've the following problem with the input methods in Emacs 20.7.1:
> editing a LaTeX source file it opens it using the "@ --
> iso-2022-8bit-ss2-unix" coding system while I'd need to use "latin-1",
> but when I tell it to select it as current, it answers me: 'Can't
> activate input method `latin-1-prefix''. Why?  How can I solve it?

You don't want to activate an *input* method for reading a file.  Input
methods are for entering characters, which aren't available on your
keyboard.  I think the reason you get an error is that LEIM (Library of
Input Methods) is missing on your system -- you can get it from the same
places where Emacs is available.

What you need is to specify a coding system instead.  You can do it with

     `C-x RET c latin-1 C-x C-f'

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