help-gnu-emacs
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: How to search for characters displayed as octal codes in the buffer?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How to search for characters displayed as octal codes in the buffer?
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:19:03 +0100
User-agent: K-9 Mail for Android

On July 17, 2019 11:00:40 AM GMT+01:00, ken <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 7/16/19 9:36 PM, ken wrote:
> > On 7/16/19 8:43 PM, Noam Postavsky wrote:
> >> On Sun, 14 Jul 2019 at 10:50, ndame <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>> Sometimes I have unprintable characters in the buffer which
> display with an octal code (e.g. \232). instead of a character (text
> copied from elsewhere, etc.) 
> 
> I've had this same problem for years.  The odd thing is that, I can
> copy
> some text with non-English characters into vi or even into bash
> without
> any problem.  But if I paste that same text into emacs, then those
> unprintable octal codes show up.
> 
> It's not a problem with some missing fonts... I know this because, as
> said, there's no problem pasting into vi or into bash.  Also, if I
> change the software "keyboard" containing those same characters, I can
> type those characters into an emacs buffer just fine.
> 
> My guess is that emacs has some problem converting utf-16 into
> utf-8...
> but just for some characters, those which end up being displayed as
> octal codes.

Emacs doesn't have any problems converting text from UTF-16 to UTF-8.  What you 
describe is a clear sign of incorrect settings.  If you are pasting into a TTY 
frame, then the problem is most probably with your keyboard encoding 
(keyboard-coding-system).  If you are pasting into a GUI frame, take a good 
look at selection-coding-system (assuming you are on X).

Other programs may not have these problems because they don't try to decode the 
pasted text, and instead just blibdly assume some encoding.



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]