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Re: Display corruption with binary files

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Display corruption with binary files
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:04:50 +0200

> From: August Karlstrom <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 10:30:16 GMT
> > 
> > Bits of the binary file being interpreted at terminal control
> > characters is a likely culprit.
> OK, but isn't a binary file as well as a text file really just a 
> sequence of arbitrary bytes?
> > If that is the problem then Emacs should not send such characters to
> > the terminal.  It may be a terminal problem though.  I'd report it as
> > an Emacs bug with that caveat.
> Eli Zaretskii's answer seems to indicate that this is a known problem.

Yes, it's a known problem that the Unix terminal interprets certain
sequences of characters as commands.  I'm not sure Emacs can do
anything to solve this, but suggestions are welcome.

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