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Re: iso-8859-1 and non-latin-1 chars

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: iso-8859-1 and non-latin-1 chars
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 15:32:47 -0500

>     > >>  Yes.  IIRC, this is hard-coded in the encoder's C code: it works as 
> if
>     > >>  latin-1 was actually iso-latin-1-wth-esc.
>     > > How can we change that ?
>     > This change will do.
> This user-visible change would affect much more than ispell.

Huh?  Such as what?  I's very unusual to apply a coding-system to a piece of
text that is not within the safe-chars of that coding-system.
I'd say it's *not* user-visible.

> Is it the right thing in general?

I think so.  If you want to allow and deal with non-latin-N chars,
you should use the iso-latin-N-with-esc version of the coding-system.


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