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Re: replacing characters and whacky trans-buffer conversion

From: ken
Subject: Re: replacing characters and whacky trans-buffer conversion
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 13:29:33 -0500
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On 03/09/2007 01:41 PM somebody named Reiner Steib wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09 2007, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> You can easily open such a file in some MS Windows encoding, enter a
>> SPC, save in some ISO Latin, and remove the SPC (I think one change
>> is needed to make GNU Emacs save a file, because: what's the sense
>> in saving a safe file?). Don't forget to save again ...
> At least in Emacs 22 you don't need to change the buffer:
> C-x C-m r windows-1252 RET
> C-x C-m f new-coding RET
> C-x C-s
> Bye, Reiner.

Thanks for these.  Is there a function which will tell me a buffer's
current encoding.  I found describe-coding-system, but when I tried it,
it listed dozens of-- maybe a hundred-- codings.

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