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Re: problem with mule-utf-8 ?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: problem with mule-utf-8 ?
Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2003 22:17:48 +0200

> From: Pascal Bourguignon <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups:
> Date: 06 Sep 2003 16:59:24 +0200
> So,  what's  the  matter?  I  thought that  unicode  inclued  all  the
> characters,  and  that  utf-8  was  able  to  transcribe  all  unicode
> character, or not?
> Of course, I insist and save  it with utf-8 encoding, then when I load
> this utf-8 file later, I get rectangle frames instead of katakana...

In what version of Emacs?  All released versions of Emacs support
only part of the BMP.  Specifically, these ranges of Unicode
codepoints are supported:


If katakana characters are not in these ranges, you cannot have them
in unicode.

The CVS version of Emacs can (I think) convert katakana to Unicode
when encoding and decoding text.  I also think you can have this with
released versions if you install ucs-tables (look on

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