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search & replace with octal notation


From: Haines Brown
Subject: search & replace with octal notation
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 11:03:53 -0500 (EST)

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2002-03-22 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure  i386-debian-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr 
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib 
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes --with-x=yes 
--with-x-toolkit=athena --without-gif'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

> Haines Brown <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > For example, in an (otherwise decimal notation) document that I'm
> > editing, I seek to search/replace \302\223 and \203\224\ with <q> and
> > </q> respectively. 
> > 
> > It doesn't work. When I paste "\302\223" after the "Replace string"
> > prompt in the minibuffer, and then press <RET>, it converts itself
> > to "\201\302\236\263". Then I find that I can't type in the"<q>"
> > characters properly after the "with" prompt. What I type comes out
> > the wrong characters.
> 
> Your version info is less than complete.  For all you are telling,
> you could be using vi.  Try generating your reports with
> M-x report-emacs-bug RET
> which will include relevant version information.

Recent input:
s i m p l e SPC l i t t l e SPC o p e r a t i o n . 
SPC <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> 
<backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> <backspace> 
<backspace> <backspace> s e a r c h / p a s t e SPC 
o p e r a t i o n . <return> <up> <up> <up> <up> C-SPC 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> <up> 
<up> <up> <up> <up> <up> M-w M-x r e p o r t - e m 
a c s - b u g <return>

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byte-code: Quit
GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 
2002-03-22 on raven, modified by Debian

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