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Re: displaying 8bit characters octal sequences

From: Stefan
Subject: Re: displaying 8bit characters octal sequences
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 18:51:58 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

>> > My default setting for editing files is unibyte with
>> > iso-latin-1. What should I do if in certain buffers I want
>> > everything beyond 7bit asci to be displayed with the
>> > corresponding octal number?
>> Try this:
>> M-: (standard-display-default 128 255) RET

> The above is from five years ago. It worked fine up to emacs 21.2.1
> (as far as I can go back). Now I am using emacs 21.3.1 or CVS emacs.
> and it doesn't work for me anymore.

My crystal ball tells me you're using `standard-european-display' and you
think that's enough to be in unibyte mode.  Not so any more.
If you want unibyte mode, you need to ask for it explicitly.


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