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bug#3607: 23.0.94; odd character in fringe.el

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#3607: 23.0.94; odd character in fringe.el
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 23:34:08 +0200

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 11:08 PM, Drew Adams<address@hidden> wrote:
>> Yes, the file shows correctly with "emacs -Q lisp/fringe.el"
>> too. And it is UTF-8 encoded file.
>>     $ file lisp/fringe.el
>>     lisp/fringe.el: UTF-8 Unicode English text
>> My Debian GNU/Linux system uses UTF-8 locale (as all GNU/Linux systems
>> do these days). Emacs probably detects my environment and uses correct
>> encoding settings. But I don't know Emacs works - except
>> everything just
>> works. :-)
>> It really seems that your default environment is something other than
>> UTF-8, something single-byte.
> OK, thanks for checking.
> IMO, if the file should be encoded in UTF-8, then the file itself should 
> control
> that - as buff-menu.el does, for instance. The user's locale shouldn't enter
> into it at this level. Seems like a bug, to me. (But I'm no expert on this.)

Yes, that must be a bug.

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