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Re: German umlaut problems after moving from Windows to Linux


From: Jesper Harder
Subject: Re: German umlaut problems after moving from Windows to Linux
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:12:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Gehrlein <address@hidden> writes:

> I moved my home directory from a Windows to a Linux box.  Now I'm getting
> problems with umlauts in my .diary file.

You didn't explain what the actual problem is -- just that you get
different encodings for umlauts.  _Why_ is that a problem?

> 1) Which of the 2 "ä" is the "correct" one for a Linux system?

It shouln't matter.

> 2) How can I turn all "ä"s in .diary in "correct" äs?

Put a coding cookie in the file, e.g.

;-*- mode: Emacs-Lisp; coding: latin-1; -*-

if you want Latin-1.


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