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Re: getting out of raw-text encoding


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: getting out of raw-text encoding
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 22:06:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (=?iso-8859-1?q?Kai_Gro=DFjohann?=)
>> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
>> Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 19:06:36 +0200
>> 
>> (codepage-setup "1252") might have done something useful, but it seems
>> that my Emacs knows 1250 and 1251 but not 1252.  Why?
>
> Because codepage 1252's target charset is latin-iso8859-1, and where
> cp1252 and latin-1 intersect, they are identical, while the few
> non-Latin-1 characters there cannot be expressed as latin-iso8859-1.
>
> I'd like to remind you that until now, cpNNN encodings could only
> express characters of a single charset.  This makes support of
> Microsoft's abominations impossible.  (The CVS version of Emacs fixes
> that in code-pages.el.)

Hm?

It would have been possible to introduce another charset for cp1252.
Then in addition to Latin-1 ä and Latin-2 ä and Latin-9 ä we'd also
have cp1252 ä.  That would be in the spirit of current Mule, wouldn't
it?

And then unify-8859-on-{de,en}coding-mode could unify them...

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