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Re: strange UTF8 encoding problem (relevant to decoding-system-gone-awry
Re: strange UTF8 encoding problem (relevant to decoding-system-gone-awry?)
Tue, 22 Feb 2005 16:38:06 +0900 (JST)
SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/21.3.50 (sparc-sun-solaris2.6) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)
In article <address@hidden>, Nic Ferrier <address@hidden> writes:
> I've noted the current discussion on Emacs coding.
> I am experiencing a strange problem with Emacs encoding which I
> thought I might share.
> I'm reading the tcpd package's hosts_acccess man page with Emacs man
> from this version of Emacs:
> GNU Emacs 220.127.116.11 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.4.10) of
> In the man page viewed on a terminal there are nice little bullet
> characters. Hexdump shows these characters as B7 so obviously the
> terminal is not UTF-8.
> The UTF-8 sequence for B7 is 0301 0267.
> When I view the man page in Emacs with utf-8 encoding on by default I
> get a \267. Encoding the page as unix produces: \302\267 which
> *does* look like a valid UTF-8 byte sequence.
> When I do (what-cursor-position) on the character I get 302 which is
> the first byte in the sequence.
> I'm not sure what Emacs is doing here. It looks like valid UTF-8 and
> yet (what-cursor-position) obviously does not believe there is a UTF-8
> Anybody got any idea why the correct character doesn't display?
I can't reproduce it. What I did is:
% LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 emacs -Q
and M-x man RET man RET
It surely decodes utf-8 output of man command correctly.
What is the value of enable-multibyte-characters?
Can you reproduce the bug with -Q arg?