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Re: Operating on yanked region

From: Karl Voit
Subject: Re: Operating on yanked region
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:43:20 +0200
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* Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Karl Voit <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 13:07:12 +0200
>> When I paste text from a Windows application to my Emacs (running
>> mainly Org-mode), I get wrong charset.
> That shouldn't happen, as Emacs uses Unicode to get text from the
> clipboard.  There should be no charsets involved here.
> Does this happen in "emacs -Q"?  If so, what version of Emacs is that,
> and is it a native Windows build or a Cygwin build?

No, it did not happen in emacs -Q and I am using GNU Emacs 24.5.1
(i686-pc-mingw32) of 2015-04-11 on LEG570 (binary download).

> If this doesn't happen in "emacs -Q", look at your customizations to
> find the culprit, especially those related to encoding/decoding
> selections.

It *is* related to my customizations[1] and a snippet I got from

>> For correcting such wrong character sets, I want to write a function
>> that corrects the charset.
> This shouldn't be needed (and if it is, then it's impossible in
> general, because Windows attempts to translate characters, and does
> that lossily).  Suggest instead to find out why Unicode retrieval
> doesn't work.

With your help in this thread, I fixed my charset issue. However, I
was not able to search&replace within the yanked text or within the
text before being inserted in order to convert Outlook-list items to
Org-mode syntax.


All in all, one of the most disturbing things today is the definitive
fact that the NSA, GCHQ, and many more government organizations are
massively terrorizing the freedom of us and the next generations.

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