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Re: Cut from xterm (iso-8859-{2,15}) and paste into buffer


From: Karl Eichwalder
Subject: Re: Cut from xterm (iso-8859-{2,15}) and paste into buffer
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 10:53:14 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> What is your value of selection-coding-system in that session?

"compound-text"; selecting "iso-8859-2" solves the problem.

>> Another problem is to paste from an iso-8859-15 xterm into an
>> iso-8859-15 (Latin-9) enabled buffer.  8bit characters are obeyed but
>> "prefixed" with encoding information:
>> 
>>     ^[%/1\200\214iso8859-15^B("o)
>>     ^^   ^^^^^^^^          ^^
>>     All parts marked with "^^" are transliterated by me
>
> Same question as above.

Also "compound-text", but it does not help to say:

    C-x RET x iso-8859-15 RET

> Do you happen to know what exactly does Emacs get as the raw string
> from the X selection, before it decodes it?

I set it to "raw-text" and Emacs sees:

    %/1€Œiso8859-15ö

Sorry, I'm not familiar with debuggers.

> The reason I'm asking is that some X programs are known to produce
> invalid strings in selections; Emacs uses strict adherence to the
> standard, and thus doesn't cope well with those cases.

The other X program involved is xterm.

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