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bug#1654: 23.0.60; auto encoding detection (detect-coding-region) not wo

From: poppyer
Subject: bug#1654: 23.0.60; auto encoding detection (detect-coding-region) not working
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:52:18 +0800
User-agent: Emacs Gnus

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>, poppyer <address@hidden> writes:
>> But for the big5, in the list returned by 
>> "(detect_coding_region (region-beginning) (region-end))", 
>> there is not big5. I do understand that gbk and big5's sequences might
>> not be easy to distinguish, but in this case, both encodings are
>> compatible to the input literal text, so both should be in the returned 
>> list. Am
>> I right?
> You are right.  But, the current Emacs can't have both GBK
> and Big5 in a list of coding systems to try for detecting
> because they are in the same category of coding-system
> (i.e. charset-base).   I know that this restriction is not
> good, and improving it is in my todo list, but I still don't
> have a time to work on it.

I just re-examine the code, and find the bug.
And it is a bug in lisp/language/chinese.el
near line 125: 
(define-coding-system 'chinese-big5
  "BIG5 8-bit encoding for Chinese (MIME:Big5)"
  :coding-type 'charset
  :mnemonic ?B 
  :charset-list '(ascii big5)
  :mime-charset 'big5)
should be:
(define-coding-system 'chinese-big5
  "BIG5 8-bit encoding for Chinese (MIME:Big5)"
  :coding-type 'big5      ;; change charset to big5 here, poppyer
  :mnemonic ?B 
  :charset-list '(ascii big5)
  :mime-charset 'big5)

recompile emacs again, i would be able to get 
(coding-system-category 'big5) => coding_category_big5

and coding_category_big5 is already defined in coding.c
gbk belongs to coding_category_charset
big5 belongs to coding_category_big5
sjis belongs to coding_category_sjis

three diff categories, and the results can be listed by


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