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emacs manual: codepage-setup vs language environ

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: emacs manual: codepage-setup vs language environ
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 09:39:35 +1000
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In GNU Emacs 21.4.1 (i386-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2005-03-18 on trouble, modified by Debian
configured using `configure '--build=i386-linux' '--host=i386-linux' 
'--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' 'CFLAGS=-DDEBIAN -g -O2' 'build_alias=i386-linux' 
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: en_AU
  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: nil
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

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

The "MS-DOS and MULE" node in the emacs manual says

        Since the codepage number also indicates which script you are
        using, Emacs automatically runs `set-language-environment' to
        select the language environment for that script (*note
        Language Environments::).

When I first read that I thought it applied to both the M-x
dos-codepage-setup and M-x codepage-setup commands shown at the start
of that section, whereas if I'm not mistaken it's only the former.

I think that node could be clearer if the description of how codepages
are handled with emacs coding systems (and how you need M-x
codepage-setup) was separated from the bits about what happens in
emacs actually running on DOS.  The coding systems bits would apply to
all systems, if I'm not mistaken.

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