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Re: How to enforce utf8 for all file without an override


From: Tom Browder
Subject: Re: How to enforce utf8 for all file without an override
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:28:56 -0500

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:
> Tom Browder <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> How can I make utf8 the default in my
>> init.el file?
>
> Emacs always did this automagically for me, but
> this should force a certain encoding for read
> and write operations. See the help for
> `file-coding-system-alist' to understand how it
> works. You might want to try with a test
> ".txtt" extention if it needs experimentation
> to get right. It sure beats littering each file
> with instructions how to align the editor!
>
> (setq file-coding-system-alist
>       (cons
>        '("\\.txt\\'" . utf8)
>        file-coding-system-alist) )

Hm, maybe that's part of my problem.  When I use the help describe
function for "file-coding-system-alist" I get in the mini-buffer:

  Describe function: file-coding-system-alist [No match]

Maybe I'm missing some el files.  I'm using Emacs 24.4.1 (from a
Debian 8 package).

Thanks, Emanuel.

-Tom



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