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Re: Accents in Emacs 20.7.2

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Accents in Emacs 20.7.2
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 08:23:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Apokrif <address@hidden> writes:

> To get characters with accents (under Emacs 20.7.2), I type C-x RET k
> iso-8859-1-unix (according to newsgroups archives, it should be
> iso-8859-15, but it doesn't appear on my completion list). I think I
> can add something in .emacs to make this automatically ? I've been
> said I should upgrade my Emacs, but that's difficult as I'm not an
> administrator on my machine. I already wrote
> (standard-display-european t) in .emacs but that isn't sufficient.

Do not write (standard-display-european t).  This is old stuff and
won't do anything useful these days.

(set-keyboard-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) might do the trick.

Emacs 20.7 is quite old; you might like the new features in Emacs
21.  Emacs 21 also supports Latin-9.


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