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Display engine confused by unibyte-display-via-language-environment

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Display engine confused by unibyte-display-via-language-environment
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:57:10 +0200

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Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not have
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In GNU Emacs 20.7.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of Wed Oct 11 2000 on porky.devel.redhat.com
configured using `configure  --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info 
--prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/lib --sharedstatedir=/var --with-gcc --with-pop 
--with-x-toolkit i386-redhat-linux-gnu'

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

When using gnus, I have the situation that sometimes a followup buffer
is in a state where the characters quoted are in unibyte mode whereas
the foreign characters I enter myself are in multibyte code (the
resulting post encoding is junk, but that is another matter).

The effect was that I saw the quoted foreign letters in octal escapes,
and the letters I typed as intended (current language environment
Latin-1, but buffer-coding-system undecided).

I tried to get a nicer display by setting
but this seems to confuse the redisplay engine when a line in the
display would wrap only in case of being printed with an octal escape.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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