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Re: when options)mule)set-coding-system is unselectable

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: when options)mule)set-coding-system is unselectable
Date: 27 Jul 2002 04:41:05 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

>> I do find-file and notice i've found the file in the wrong coding
>> system.
>> So naturally I go to options>mule>set-coding-system

Eli> Wrong move.  You should use "C-x RET c" before "C-x C-f" instead.
Eli> That's because the file is already decoded by the time it is
Eli> displayed, and so no tinkering with options>mule>set-coding-system
Eli> will make any difference as to how it is displayed.

OK, this is exactly what the user needs to know at that point.  Can we
somehow arrange to get your above sentences told to the user when he
goes reaching for that button, instead of just finding, of all the
buttons, amazingly, just the one he thinks he needs has its lights
turned off, closed for business, a dead end, bad luck, "there is
something wrong with me", "I am a bad user".

Eli> (The reason the options>mule>set-coding-system option is disabled is
Eli> probably because Emacs decided the file was in raw-text.)
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