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Re: unibyte buffers won't display latin-1 characters

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: unibyte buffers won't display latin-1 characters
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:28:42 -0400

    Karl, the comment of cyrpt++.el says that you are the maintainer.   

Although I've been looking for a replacement for years :).

    Do you know how to fix this problem?

Unfortunately I do not.  Since compressed (or encrypted files) are
arbitrary binary data, I don't know any way to read them except with
'no-conversion, which I assume is what stops the translation into a
multibyte buffer.  

I got bug reports about random failures for quite a while before I
realized emacs had not maintained backward compatibility on
reading/writing files and additional settings had to be made now.  So
the 'no-conversion stuff is necessary in that respect.  When I looked at
the emacs code a while ago, it had a bunch of random heuristics about
determining whether a file was binary or some multibyte coding system,
and those heuristics were failing.  (I reported a bug about this at that

Anyway, at this point, I suggest that crypt++ not be loaded by default
and probably not be used at all.  The builtin (un)compression and
line-ending support in emacs should suffice.


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