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Re: how to change file coding system


From: Martin Monsorno
Subject: Re: how to change file coding system
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 11:26:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> When you open bla.eclipse with Emacs, did you tell Emacs that it was a
> UTF-8 encoded file?  That is, did you say
>
>       C-x RET c utf-8 RET C-x C-f bla.eclipse
>
> or did you use "C-x C-f" as usual?  If the latter, I'm guessing that
> Emacs thought it was an ISO-8859 encoded file (because it cannot
> easily distinguish between these 2 encodings), and thus your
> subsequent C-x RET f had no effect at all.

I tried many ways of opening the file, with no noticable difference.
Some details are in my followup to Peter's posting.

-- 
Martin


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