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Re: emacs, umlauts, x-windows text mark and paste

From: Sergei Pokrovsky
Subject: Re: emacs, umlauts, x-windows text mark and paste
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 15:11:27 +0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3 (usg-unix-v)

>>>>> "josh" == josh buhl <address@hidden> writes:


  josh> I've struggled with this problem _for years_ and never have found an
  josh> easy solution. I'm running emacs 21.3.1 on debian testing under gnome
  josh> 2.4 with english as the default language environment. I do know that
  josh> if I log out, and log in setting the session language to german, then
  josh> I can cut an paste german text into an emacs buffer with no
  josh> problem. However, it's not enough to set the LANG variable: if I open
  josh> a terminal, set LANG=german or de, and start emacs, it still doesn't
  josh> work.

It's not $LANG which matters ($LANG concerns the message language),
it's $LC_ALL generally (or maybe $LC_CTYPE specifically).

Here on Solaris I've set the locale to en_US.UTF-8 and I can copy
between emacs and other applications.  Not quite well, though: when I
copy Russian text from Emacs buffer it works up to the first
whitespace (the first word is copied correctly, the rest is garbage).

But there is no such a problem for the Latin alphabets, which seems to
be your case.



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