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Re: Default coding system ?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Default coding system ?
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 17:43:45 +0200

> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> From: Jesper Harder <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 20:10:43 +0100
> >
> > Why do you need courage to read the documentation?  The manual doesn't
> > bite, you know.  So please do try reading it, and if something there
> > isn't clear, please complain on gnu.emacs.bug about documentation
> > quality.
> 
> I agree with Francois that it's a mess.

Care to explain why?

> It don't really blame the documentation -- it's more the design
> that's hard to understand and use, i.e. the multibyte vs. unibyte
> distinction and character-set vs. coding-system vs. mime-charset.

It's a complex issue, so it's no surprise that it's hard to
understand.  However, understanding of the design is not (and should
not, IMHO) be an obstacle to efficient use.

> Also, stuff like CCL and MULE isn't particularly well documented.

So you do blame the documentation...




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