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Re: Emacs utf-8 coding system


From: John Russell
Subject: Re: Emacs utf-8 coding system
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:59:01 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> John Russell <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>>> From: Thomas Beresford <address@hidden>
>>>> Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 05:37:29 -0700
>>>> 
>>>> I wanted to know how can I install the utf-8 coding system in my
>>>> emacs 20.7.2, because when I use `M-x list-coding-systems' I don't
>>>> get the utf-8 listed here.
>>>
>>> There was no support for UTF-8 in Emacs 20.x.  Please upgrade to
>>> Emacs 21.3, the latest version, to get that support.
>>
>> I have been trying to read .reg files which contain exports of parts
>> of a windows registry in emacs, and all I get is junk.  I've been
>> told that this is because the registry is output in unicode.
>> Notepad can read these and so can vim on linux.  Is there any way I
>> can view these types of files in emacs? Thanks.
>
> There was no support for UTF-8 in Emacs 20.x.  Please upgrade to Emacs
> 21.4, the latest version, to get that support.
>
> I doubt that 5-year old versions of vim can read the files in UTF-8,
> either.  Emacs 20.7 is just so last-millennium.
>

I was not the original poster and am not using emacs-20.*.  I just 
got emacs-21.4.1 yesterday and the reg file still looks like mostly
control charaters.  I tried C-x Ret f and a few encodings, but nothing
seems to change

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