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Re: Special Characters


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Special Characters
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:31:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Ian Baylis <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a file that has special characters in it.
> When I open the file in Emacs an ' is represented
> like: \200\231 or just \231
>
> What type of characters are they and is there a list
> of those characters I can use as reference for
> the future.

Move point, then use `describe-char' - I have

    (defalias 'what-char 'describe-char)

(OT: should that be sharp-quoted as well?)

I think "what-char" is neat as it is faster to type
and consistent with `what-face' etc.

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