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


From: Uwe Siart
Subject: bug#2497: 23.0.91; Fails to read UTF-8 on Win2k
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:16:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (windows-nt)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>> So this still looks like a real bug.
>
> Perhaps it is, but I didn't know Emacs 23 can reliably distinguish
> between Latin-1 and UTF-8, even when UTF-8 sequences are present in
> the text. Can we do that reliably? Perhaps Handa-san can shed some
> light on this.

Finding a solution to do it reliably would of course be the best.

Assumed this is not possible right now we should distinguish between
»high reliability« and »poor reliability«. From my perception it has
been much more reliable earlier so (as a user with limited viewpoint)
I vote for reverting the change.

-- 
Uwe






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