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Re: How to make emacs auto-recognize utf-8 encoded files upon visiting


From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: How to make emacs auto-recognize utf-8 encoded files upon visiting
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 01:35:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

Gerald Wildgruber <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm trying to make my emacs (GNU Emacs 21.3.50.1 on linux) auto-recognize
> the right encoding when visiting files with utf-8 encoding.
>
> Can anyone give me a hint on how to make emacs find the correct coding
> system (without setting it explicitly through file variables)?

Does it work if you say `M-x prefer-coding-system utf-8' ?

If it doesn't, you can open a file using a specified coding system with:

    `C-x RET c utf-8 RET C-x C-f'


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