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Re: improper display of multibyte characters

From: Ron Peterson (012ED25E)
Subject: Re: improper display of multibyte characters
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 05:16:30 -0800 (PST)
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On Nov 7, 6:23 am, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I'm doing some dev work on my laptop running Kubuntu.  My compilation
> > window is not displaying multibyte characters correctly.
> > Specifically, the output I should be seeing is e.g. ')', but I see
> > instead â\200\230)â\200\231.  (My example single quotes should be left
> > and right quotes..)
> > All of my other debian boxes work just fine, but Kubuntu on my laptop
> > makes me want to scream right now.  My display table is nil on all
> > machines.  What is going on here?
> What version of Emacs is that?
> In any case, I suggest to compare the values of these environment
> variables on the systems that work and the one which doesn't: LC_ALL,
> LC_MESSAGES, LC_CTYPE, and LANG; and the values of the variable
> locale-coding-system inside Emacs.  That should give you a hint about
> what's going on.

Thanks!  That's it.  I had LC_ALL set to en_US.utf8 on the system that
wasn't working, whereas it was set to C everywhere else.  Now the
question is: how much do I care about why using unicode interferes
with the display of multibyte characters?  If anyone knows, I guess
I'd like to know, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

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