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Re: Special Characters


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Special Characters
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:42:58 +0200

On 2015-08-11, at 04:31, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

And why not just move point to that place and type `C-u C-x ='?  On my
keyboard, this is faster even than `M-x what-char RET'.

You're welcome;-)

-- 
Marcin Borkowski
http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University



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