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bug#3607: 23.0.94; odd character in fringe.el

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#3607: 23.0.94; odd character in fringe.el
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:08:14 -0700

> Yes, the file shows correctly with "emacs -Q lisp/fringe.el" 
> too. And it is UTF-8 encoded file.
>     $ file lisp/fringe.el
>     lisp/fringe.el: UTF-8 Unicode English text
> My Debian GNU/Linux system uses UTF-8 locale (as all GNU/Linux systems
> do these days). Emacs probably detects my environment and uses correct
> encoding settings. But I don't know Emacs works - except 
> everything just
> works. :-)
> It really seems that your default environment is something other than
> UTF-8, something single-byte.

OK, thanks for checking.

IMO, if the file should be encoded in UTF-8, then the file itself should control
that - as buff-menu.el does, for instance. The user's locale shouldn't enter
into it at this level. Seems like a bug, to me. (But I'm no expert on this.)

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