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Wed, 7 Jan 2009 16:35:51 -0800 (PST)
I would like to ask for advice on encoding issues, and I apologize for
coming back to this list when I have asked questions about this in the
past. I have gotten by for the most part, but every once in a while I
am bitten by an encoding issue.
By and large I have no need for multibyte encodings, but I do use
diacritic character modifications, and have an occasional need to use
greek characters, for example. So I enabled UTF-8 encoding (without
really understanding the full extend of what is implied).
A the text output of a certain program includes the following. I will
show it both as it appears in the terminal and as it appears in an
- emacs: 19.6500Â° N, 156.0000Â° W
- term: 19.6500° N, 156.0000° W
I am using emacs 23.1 (ubuntu intrepid ibex, emacs-snapshot).
The following is output from the command C-h C
U -- utf-8-unix (alias: mule-utf-8-unix)
Coding system for keyboard input:
= -- no-conversion (alias: binary)
Coding system for terminal output:
Coding system for inter-client cut and paste:
Defaults for subprocess I/O:
decoding: U -- utf-8-unix (alias: mule-utf-8-unix)
encoding: U -- utf-8-unix (alias: mule-utf-8-unix)
---------------% end output--------------
The text in question is from subprocess I/O
The following are from my .emacs.el :
(standard-display-8bit 160 255)
(setq-default coding-system-for-write 'utf-8)
I have had trouble with text copied from a browser, which if I
remember correctly is why I implemented this default coding-system.
Can someone point the way to a simple explanation of the (seeming)
complexities of coding-systems for emacs? Or suggest how I can set