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Re: coding systems


From: Joseph Brenner
Subject: Re: coding systems
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 23:23:41 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Joseph Brenner <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> What is the simplest possible thing I can do to convince emacs
>> to never, ever, bug me about what coding system a file should be
>> saved under?
>
> For what use-cases?  Do you type non-ASCII characters?  If so, what
> ranges of Unicode or character sets do you use?  How often does it
> happen that you edit an existing file and add to it characters from
> character sets that were not there in the first place?  Etc., etc.
>
> Also, how much data loss are you willing to sustain?
>
> IOW, without further details it is impossible to answer your question.

If it trashed everything but ascii characters, then that'd be my
problem, given the way I just asked the question.

However, it would seem to me that I should be able to just tell the
system to always use latin-1 (or utf-8) when in doubt, and that would
reduce the lossage to near zero.

And yes, I have been reading the docs, and will go back to reading the
docs if I need to; but someone must've been down this road already,
and I thought someone might have an answer off the top of their heads.

(Believe me, I am not the only American boob I've heard complain about
these complications.)



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