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Re: problem with editing/decoding utf-8 text

From: Fery
Subject: Re: problem with editing/decoding utf-8 text
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 11:47:32 +0200

Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > Now, no matter what I choose (raw-text, no-conversion, utf-8), it
> > modifies all of the utf8 chars which are not fit into the ascii charset.
> > It seems, that it inserts a \201 before every char which is not in the
> > ascii charset. I.e. if I just load and save a file, emacs does not
> > behaves transparently.
> Do you also get the \201 if you choose `utf-8' ?
> If so, it's definitely a bug.


> Of course the fact that Emacs happily visited the file in latin-1 but then
> refused to save it in latin-1 is a bug.  I vaguely seem to remember that
> such a bug has been fixed in Emacs-CVS, but it would be great if you could
> either check it or report a precise test case.

Attached a small text file, which opens as latin-1 at me, and refuse to

> > 2. What is the difference between raw-text, no-conversion, binary? On
> > some places, I can choose any of them, on other places not... This whole
> > coding system is a nightmare... :(((
> Yes it is but it's not all Emacs fault.  The only alternative would be for

I know, I just have to look at my 'another OS' :(((


PS: What about the another (losing the file completely) bug?

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