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bug#4712: File encoding

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#4712: File encoding
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:16:32 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > Maybe so, but this part of the OP's report:
>> >   value of $LANG: en_AU.UTF-8
>> >   locale-coding-system: utf-8
>> > indicates that UTF-8 is the "native" encoding on the OP's machine, and
>> > there is an overwhelming user demand for silently and transparently
>> > switch to such a native encoding when we need to select an encoding.
>> The `coding' cookie trumps any such setting, since when we read the
>> file, we will blindly obey the cookie without paying any attention to
>> the user's locale.

> Right, and we did:

>   Selected encoding mule-utf-8-unix disagrees with iso-8859-1-unix
>   specified by file contents.

The fact that we even consider utf-8 is the bug, it means that the
coding cookie didn't actually "trump" the locale setting.


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