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Re: Encoding multibyte strings

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Encoding multibyte strings
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:28:38 +0300

> From: Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:09:55 +0800
> I'm trying to get from this:
> 陈冬梅
> to this:
> Assuming that the original characters were in utf-8, of course. So that
> 陈 is =E9=99=88, and so on.
> I got this string by looking at a Vcard export from the Contacts app on
> my Android phone. I'm trying to take an Emacs buffer and turn it into a
> *.vcf card file to import into the same app -- basically I'm trying to
> reverse-engineer the VCard encoding format so I can create a file to
> feed to my phone.
> I'm 99.9% sure that Emacs already comes with functions that will produce
> my escaped coded string, but after many adventures with C-h f (during
> which I learned quite a few unrelated tricks) I haven't found it. Can
> someone enlighten me as to what the simplest way to do this is?

Not sure what exactly are you looking for.  A wild guess is that

  (encode-coding-string 'utf-8 STRING)


  (quoted-printable-encode-string STRING)

will do the job, IIUC.

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