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Re: selecting an inapplicable coding-system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: selecting an inapplicable coding-system
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 07:00:13 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:25:12 -0500
> If I open a new file, insert  and then do the following:
>    C-x RET f us-ascii RET
>    C-x C-s
> the file is saved in latin-1.  This is because when saving
> buffer-file-coding-system is just one of several coding-systems used.

Isn't this a side effect of the feature that if the encoding that is
``natural'' in your language environment can encode the text, Emacs
silently uses that encoding?

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