ken <address@hidden> writes:
Thanks for posting. It's lonely out there when you're the only one with
a particular problem.
The few, the proud...
To make sure we're suffering the same cyber-indignity, here's the
scenario as I see it (from an older version of emacs running on
0) Some others and myself want to include some non-English characters in
a file being edited in emacs. Problems arise, however:
1) In a buffer which is already utf-8 encoded, I set the appropriate
input method, type in the desired characters. They display just peachy
and there is happiness in EmacsLand.
2) I save the buffer to a file, then close the buffer.
3) I visit the same file (i.e., load it again into emacs). Because it
has <!-- -*- coding: utf-8; -*- --> as the first line, it opens
utf-8 encoded. This is confirmed by the presence of a 'u' as the second
character in the status bar.
I haven't been inserting that special first line.
4) The text in the buffer displays fine, except that in place of each of
those non-English characters is a little empty box. With the cursor on
one of those boxes, an 'a' with a horizontal bar above it, doing "C-x
=", emacs returns "Char: ā (01210041, 331809, 0x51021, file ...)".
(While, in emacs the character after "Char:" is a little box, if I load
this same file into Firefox, that same character appears as it should,
as an 'a' with a horizontal bar above it. How it appears in your email
client will depend upon your email client.)
My situation differs in that most of the non-ASCII characters (Chinese
in my case) come through just fine. But the ones that don't have
those irritating boxes in place of the correct glyphs.
Lew Perin / address@hidden