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Re: replacing characters and whacky trans-buffer conversion

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: replacing characters and whacky trans-buffer conversion
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 19:57:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, Mar 10 2007, ken wrote:

> On 03/09/2007 01:41 PM somebody named Reiner Steib wrote:
>> 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
> 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.

`M-x describe-coding-system RET RET' seems to describe the right one.
Or `<f1> v buffer-file-coding-system RET' ...

,----[ <f1> v buffer-file-coding-system RET ]
| buffer-file-coding-system is a variable defined in `C source code'.
| Its value is emacs-mule
| Local in buffer *followup to ken on*; global value
| is iso-latin-1
| Automatically becomes buffer-local when set in any fashion.
| Documentation:
| Coding system to be used for encoding the buffer contents on saving.
| [...]

Bye, Reiner.

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