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Re: How do I search for symbols such as \253 in Emacs


From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: How do I search for symbols such as \253 in Emacs
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:39:46 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

acomber <address@hidden> writes:

> I see the symbols as \253 (or whatever) in Emacs.  But if I try to search for
> \253 (backslash then enter 253 it never finds them.  But if I cut and yank
> one of the symbols it works.  The trouble is the file I have is huge and
> finding these symbols is hard - even though I know what they are.  I just
> can't enter them to search.
>
> How do I search for these?

It is difficult to remember codepoints, ain't it? May be use recursive
minibuffers with ucs-insert?

See http://irreal.org/blog/?p=1327

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