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Re: how to change file coding system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: how to change file coding system
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 14:30:27 +0300

> From: Martin Monsorno <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:34:31 +0200
> I have a c-file which file (the command) claims to be a "UTF-8 Unicode
> C program text".  Now I want to make it a 8859 file, so in the emacs
> buffer visiting it I say:
>   C-x <RET> f iso-8859-1-unix <RET>
> and
>   C-x C-s

That is the right way.

> Afterwards, file (the command) says the same as before.  Did I miss
> something? 

Do you have a reason to believe `file' more than you believe Emacs?
That is, is it possible that `file' lies?  Can you find a character in
the file after translation that is not Latin-1, and if you can, what
is that character?

One possibility is that you have in that file a character whose code
is outside the valid range of Latin-1 codepoints.  But that's a wild
guess, you need to find such a character and type "C-u C-x =" with the
cursor on it, to see what it is.

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