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Re: locale -> coding system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: locale -> coding system
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:52:13 +0300

> Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:33:29 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Rustom Mody <address@hidden>
> On my debian desktop running xfce, emacs by default goes into unicode mode
> On my recentest ubuntu running unity, emacs shows a '1' instead of a 'U' and 
> messes up non-ASCII characters unless I manually make it unicode by some 
> means or other, like 
> ;; -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
> or just setting it or whatever
> 1. How do I make emacs choose unicode in all cases?

 (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8)

> 2. There is some misconfiguration outside of emacs... where to look?

 $ env | fgrep -e LC -e LANG

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