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different distro [was: Re: garbage chars when pasting French chars into
different distro [was: Re: garbage chars when pasting French chars into emacs]
Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:01:44 -0500
Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 (X11/20111109)
On 02/03/2012 02:31 AM Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:00:37 -0500
From: ken <address@hidden>
Select one of the following safe coding systems:
iso-2022-jp-2 x-ctext iso-2022-7bit raw-text emacs-mule no-conversion
ctext-no-compositions iso-2022-8bit-ss2 iso-2022-7bit-lock
iso-2022-7bit-ss2 tibetan-iso-8bit-with-esc thai-tis620-with-esc
lao-with-esc korean-iso-8bit-with-esc hebrew-iso-8bit-with-esc
greek-iso-8bit-with-esc iso-latin-9-with-esc iso-latin-8-with-esc
iso-latin-5-with-esc iso-latin-4-with-esc iso-latin-3-with-esc
Entering "utf-8" into the minibuffer, of course, doesn't work. Frankly,
I'd like to save into utf-8
You can't, not with Emacs 21. In that version, the same character in
different character sets was treated as 2 different characters. Also,
the mule-utf-8 character set didn't include the Latin-1 characters.
The only suggestion I have is to try iso-latin-1-with-esc (you will
see above that this is one of the possibilities suggested by Emacs),
it should at least produce a Latin-1 encoded file, which will be
easier on you later.
You really need to upgrade your Emacs, if you want to use UTF-8.
Thanks, Eli, for all the good advice.
I was using v.22 previously, but was hoping to stay with the standard
(CentOS/Red Hat) distribution. This situation and your insight have
convinced me I've got to use a more recent emacs. I'm thinking now of
doing an edgier distro, some rpm/yum based thing like Fedora.
Thanks again to all for the great tips.
Re: garbage chars when pasting French chars into emacs, Philipp Haselwarter, 2012/02/01