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Re: [h-e-w] Displaying Latin characters

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Displaying Latin characters
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 06:05:21 +0200

> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:14:06 -0500
> From: "John J. Xenakis" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> >   What encoding was that file in originally?  What does Emacs
> >   display in the left edge of the mode line?
> "-t\---"

That's "raw-text", a clear sign that Emacs treats the file as raw
8-bit bytes, not as text encoded in some known encoding.

> This helps.  I tried using "windows-1252" as the codepage and it gave
> the result that I wanted.
> Any suggestions for the best macro/form to make that the default?

Put this in your .emacs file:

  (prefer-coding-system 'windows-1252)

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