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Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 00:40:42 +0300

> From: Paul Stoeber <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 22:08:14 +0200
> 
> Neither (setq set-language-environment "Latin-1") nor
> (setq file-name-coding-system 'latin-1) creates an 8-bit clean
> environment.

Emacs is a text editor, not a binary file editor.  So 8-bit cleanness
is not the most important goal for it.

There are specialized modes, such as hexl, for editing binary files.



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