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Re: user sees \xxx but is thwarted from searching for them

From: Heinrich Rommerskirchen
Subject: Re: user sees \xxx but is thwarted from searching for them
Date: 16 Apr 2002 14:41:02 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> Try "C-u C-x =", it should tell.

But you have to do it for each candidate character. Or is there some easy
way to search for the next latin-9 character in a predominantly latin-1

I was in such a situation yesterday. Normally I use latin-1 encoding but
switched to language environment latin-9 to edit some files containing Euro
signs and forgot about this change. Then I loaded a 400 line DOS file
containing "-*- coding: cp850 -*-" in the first line. Emacs encoded all the
umlauts already in the file as latin-1 but encoded the typed umlauts as
latin-9. And after minor changes all over the file and a few interruptions
I didn't remember which parts were changed and which were old ...



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