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Re: lisp/ChangeLog coding system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: lisp/ChangeLog coding system
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:07:51 +0300 (IDT)

On Sun, 28 Apr 2002, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> We should probably try to split it into
> "likely" and "unlikely" options.  Where the cut-off point should be,
> I don't know

The language environment might bring this information somehow.

> (non-MIME coding-systems should be in the "unlikely" list, tho).

Careful: this might not be true on Windows (cpNNN etc.).

> >  Eg, I doubt most users _ever_ want to use the -with-esc coding
> > systems.  (As far as I can tell X Compound Text should serve the
> > purpose fine, and users can tell for sure that they don't know what it
> > does.  The ISO-8859-with-esc are tempting for naive users as "the
> > closest to what I want").
> I don't even know why those systems exist.

Try to force Emacs to encode Latin-2 text as iso8859-1 (yes, this does 
work!), and you will understand, I think ;-)

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