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Re: unicode byte order mark in hexl-mode


From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: unicode byte order mark in hexl-mode
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 21:36:47 +0200

On Wed, 27 Feb 2002 19:29:42 +0100, Frank Herrmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> When viewing an excel2000 file (saved in unicode format) in hexl-mode I
> see:
> 
> 00000000: 81ff 81fe 6600 6f00 6f00 0900 6100 0a20  ....f.o.o...a.. 
> 
> while the file truly starts with the byte order mark 'fffe'.

It seems like MULE artifact (the adding of the 0x81 bytes). IIRC Eli 
Zaretskii had fixed it but anyway you can try to invoke Emacs without
mule (emacs --unibyte, on PC: runemcs --unibyte) or you can try to
visit the file literally (by M-x find-file-literally) before entering
hexl-mode.

Eli must be busy somewhere else if he did not respond by now.

Ehud.


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