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Re: Cyrillic vs UTF-8

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Cyrillic vs UTF-8
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 09:49:20 -0400

> >> Can't we move binary down below UTF-8 in CVS?  IMHO we should move
> >> UTF-8 earlier still, since determining whether data is UTF-8 or not
> >> can be done with good probability.  Prefering binary over UTF-8 seems
> >
> > Agreed, but I think one of the problems is that the preference-ordering
> > is the same for load-time-detection as it is for save-time-detection,
> > so if you move utf-8 up for detection you end up saving all new files
> > in utf-8 which is not OK in non-utf-8 locales.
> This sounds serious in theory, but I was unable to make emacs behave
> unexpectedly in practice.  Do you have an example?

The problem only appears if you move utf-8 to the first spot.
Moving it to the first spot otherwise makes sense since auto-detection
of utf-8 is about as reliable as it gets.


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