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Re: How to keep character encoding in text file...


From: Nikolaj Schumacher
Subject: Re: How to keep character encoding in text file...
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 11:13:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (darwin)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:

> Am 06.03.2009 um 09:21 schrieb Pascal J. Bourguignon:
>
>> Marko Myllymaki <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Therefore if I enter "baz" in latin1 buffer, everything is okay, but
>>> "foobar åäö" has some UTF-8 and it then forces buffer encoding to
>>> UTF-8...
>>
>> Perhaps because your keyboard doesn't send compound characters, but
>> unicode combination sequences?  iso-8859-1 contains acute and grave
>> accents, but no umlaut.
>>
>
> You're wrong:
>
> Ä = 304 = 196 = C4 = U+00C4 =    C3 84 : LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH

He meant there is no umlaut combining character, such as 0x0308 in
unicode.  iso-8859-1 contains ` and ´ as individual chars.  But I don't
think those are combining characters, anyway.  If the keyboard has
"dead keys", that's an OS preference and not represented in the character set.


regards,
Nikolaj Schumacher




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