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Re: standard-display-european warning

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: standard-display-european warning
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 14:11:09 -0700
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Daniel Barrett wrote:
Just noticed this popup warning buffer when emacs starts up:

   Warning (i18n): `standard-display-european' is semi-obsolete

If you must display this warning, I suggest you also include the precise
function call to replace it (set-language-environment with specific
arguments, or whatever).  As is, the warning conveys little information,
and the docs for set-language-environment are too brief for me to

Hope this comment is useful.

The first thing I'd expect a user to do after reading that warning is
`C-h f standard-european-display', which does suggest replacing the call
with one to set-language-environment.  Calling it interactively (via
M-x) provides the user with completion on the valid LANGUAGE-NAME
argument values; it seems obvious that "Latin-1" is the value that
corresponds to the ISO 8859 European characters.

describe-language-environment also provides completion for
LANGUAGE-NAME, and then of course provides a very useful description.
Perhaps that could be mentioned in standard-european-display's doc
string to help the user select the right value.

Kevin Rodgers

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