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Re: Console-window Emacs stops responding when pasting clipboard

From: Davor Cubranic
Subject: Re: Console-window Emacs stops responding when pasting clipboard
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 10:03:37 -0800

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@elta.co.il> wrote:

   > I run Emacs in a Putty terminal window (xterm emulation), and when I
   > paste the contents of certain web pages I copied from Mozilla, Emacs
   > stops responding. [...]

   Thanks for the report, but I cannot reproduce this.  I don't have
   Mozilla on the Windows box where I tried this, so I used Explorer to
   display the Web page you mentioned and Emacs 21.2 running on a
   GNU/Linux system to which I logged using PuTTY.  I had no problems
   pasting the paragraph you mentioned into Emacs.
   So I think more digging on your part is required.  For example, is
   Mozilla necessary to reproduce this problem, or any other Windows
   application will do?
Strange, I was just able to reproduce the bug from Explorer as well. I
also noticed that if I let Emacs sit for say a minute, and then press
C-g, all of the sudden part of the text I tried to paste appears --
exactly up to, but not including, the first dash ("...to see me").

I then tried to figure out exactly which character it is that's causing
so much trouble and tried to paste from the command line into a file
(using 'cat'), but there the dash showed up just as '-' again. Finally,
I downloaded the page using wget and looked at the source in emacs's
hexl mode. The character in question is 0xAD. (I think another character
that may have been causing the same problem was 0xB9, some kind of
mutant apostrophe.) I can open this file in Emacs, and the mutant dash
shows up as "angstrom-A" followed by a "-". (Putting the point at place
in the file messes up my status line and I have to redraw, by the way,
but I'm not sure if that's a putty or emacs problem.)

Let me know if I can provide any more details of my setup (there is
clearly some difference, if you can paste from Explorer) or if there is
a way to find out exactly what emacs thinks it's reading when I paste
the problem paragraph and it stops responding.


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