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bug#2497: 23.0.91; Fails to read UTF-8 on Win2k

From: Leo
Subject: bug#2497: 23.0.91; Fails to read UTF-8 on Win2k
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 17:02:19 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-02-27 16:11 +0000, Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 15:10, Uwe Siart <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I'm using the windows port of 23.0.91 on Win2k SP4 and I found that it
>> fails to read utf-8 encoded files correctly. When visiting a file in
>> utf-8 encoding all characters above 255 are screwed up and "C-h C RET"
>> indicates iso-latin1-dos for saving the file. This has not been an
>> issue in 23.0.90.
> Do you have a specific example of a UTF-8 coded file that was detected
> as UTF-8 in 23.0.90 and it is detected as Latin-1 in 23.0.91?
> For example, I create a UTF-8 file (without UTF-8 byte-order-mark
> "signature") with just the following contents:
> cañón
> And 23.0.90 also thinks it is Latin-1.
> That said, if you need UTF-8 to be given more priority than Latin-1,
> etc, you can use `set-coding-system-priority' in your .emacs.
>     Juanma

I have the following code in my .emacs when I changed to w32 last
June. So the problem might exist longer.

;;; FIXME: find out why GNU/Linux does not need this
(prefer-coding-system 'utf-8)

I just tested some Chinese files. Without that line, all of them are
being opened in latin-1 encoding and are unreadable.

Tested in GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2009-02-26

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