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Re: Emacs 24.5.1 has wrong charset on yanked text with Windows (was: Ope


From: Karl Voit
Subject: Re: Emacs 24.5.1 has wrong charset on yanked text with Windows (was: Operating on yanked region)
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:10:57 +0200
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* <address@hidden> <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 05:53:51PM +0200, Karl Voit wrote:
>> * <address@hidden> <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> [...]
>
>> I once set this to 'utf-8 in my init.el. The Emacs help further
>> suggests setting it to 'utf-16le-dos instead when running on
>> Windows. With switching to this setting, the clipboard gets yanked
>> properly! :-)
>
> That's interesting, since Eli says it shouldn't be necessary on
> Windows (and he sure knows a hell of a lot more about Emacs than
> I do, and much more so specifically about Emacs on windows).
>
> That'd mean that your Emacs is confused somehow, but why?

I just answered to Elis posting which should also answer the
question of my (faulty) configuration.

> [...]
>
>> Can you still show me how I yank and operate (string-replace) only
>> on the yanked text?
>
> I don't know exactly what you want to achieve (manual operation, or
> ultimately some automatism?), but you might start here:

What I want to achieve (I should have started with this one in the
first place): yanked text from Outlook had wrong charset (fixed!)
and a different syntax for list items. I am trying to automate it so
that I can paste to Org-mode and get Org-mode syntax for list items.
Therefore I want to search&replace within the yanked text to look
for Outlook bullet point snippets and replace them accordingly.

>  - after a (normal) yank, the last mark is at the start of the
>    yanked text and point at its end (but mark is not active).
>    So if you activate it, e.g. by
>
>      M-x eval-expression RET (activate-mark) RET
>
>    you get the just yanked stuff "selected". You'll have to
>    wrap some of that into commands to make it practical, though.
>    Season to taste.

Wow, this is great news. Thanks!

>  - there isn't, AFAIK, a hook hanging off the yank event itself
>    (a pity, IMHO), but if you somehow manage to attach the text
>    property named 'yank-handler (having as value a function +
>    arg provided by you), then this function gets the chance to
>    do its thing just after yanking.
>
>    Search for "yank-handler" in the Emacs Lisp manual. I'm a
>    bit pressed now, but if you nudge me I'd be willing to whip
>    up an example.

Cool help!

I am not sure if I want to modify yanking in general. I was thinking
of defining my-outlook-yank or similar that does the additional
stuff.

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