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Re: dired doesn't work properly with a multibyte locale

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: dired doesn't work properly with a multibyte locale
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 15:16:13 -0500
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On Sat, Jan 11, 2003 at 03:00:12PM -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > It doesn't seem simple to get the byte offset information, so perhaps the
> > best thing to do is simply not use --dired if `file-name-coding-system' is
> > a multibyte encoding.  That change is simple to make in dired (and I just
> > manually set `dired-use-ls-dired' to nil), but I'm not sure how to tell if
> > a particular coding system is multibyte or not.  It'd be nice if there was
> > a function like `coding-system-multibyte-p'...
> The other solution is to get "ls --dired" output with a "binary"
> coding system, then use the byte-offsets to add text-properties, and
> then do the decode-coding-region.

Won't the decode-coding-region smash all the text-properties?

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