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RE: Unable to match octal character

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Unable to match octal character
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:34:25 -0700 (PDT)

> I have a file with some characters that display in the emacs buffer as
> \203.  Yet when I search for that, using C-s C-q 203 <ret> I can't match it.
> Likewise if I use search and replace.

Works for me.  Do you see the same thing if you start Emacs using
`emacs -Q' (no init file)?

What happens if you do this, starting from emacs -Q:

1. In *scratch*, move point into the text somewhere and use
   `C-q 203 RET' to insert the \203 character.

2. `M-<'

3. `C-s C-q 2 0 3 RET'

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