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Re: replacing characters and whacky trans-buffer conversion

From: ken
Subject: Re: replacing characters and whacky trans-buffer conversion
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 05:21:44 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird 2.0pre (X11/20070214)

On 03/08/2007 08:51 PM somebody named Stefan Monnier wrote:
>>>> The first buffer is a *scratch* buffer, the modeline starts "--:".  The
>>>> second contains the *.el file mentioned in the original post; its
>>>> modeline begins "-:".
>>> For some reason this second buffer is in unibyte mode.
>>> That's the source of your problem.  Tell us how you created that buffer.
>> C-x C-f
> ....

I've further discovered that it's not even a matter of cutting &
pasting/yanking.  If I simply enter C-q 5 5 4 2 RETURN in *.el and again
in *scratch*, this results in a different character in each buffer, the
*.el file getting it wrong (which is the kern of the problem).

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