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Re: utf-8 cut/paste

From: Benjamin Riefenstahl
Subject: Re: utf-8 cut/paste
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 11:52:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Sam,

Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:
> the same utf-8 file is in an Emacs buffer, and I try to copy it with
> `clipboard-kill-ring-save', I cannot paste into notepad or firefox:
> the inserted text looks like "?????????".

Emacs uses the legacy 8-bit text clipboard format, it doesn't use
Unicode even on NT-based systems.  8-bit text won't work with
arbitrary Unicode characters, naturally.

If the text that you want to cut-and-paste only has characters that
are available in your local 8-bit encoding (windows-1252 typically),
there may be a solution using charset unification (I don't know how
that machinery works exactly).

In any case you probably need to make sure that your
selection-coding-system has the right value.


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