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bug#13936: Default to UTF-8 for most Emacs source files

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#13936: Default to UTF-8 for most Emacs source files
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:16:47 -0700
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Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Attached is a proposed patch to change the encoding to UTF-8 for most Emacs
source files that contain non-ASCII characters.  This shouldn't affect
the Emacs build or maintenance procedures, as Emacs itself can use
either UTF-8 or non-UTF-8 encodings.  Switching to UTF-8 does make it
easier to use non-Emacs tools, such as 'grep -r'.

This patch is a followon to Bug#13880 but is a bit more ambitious as
it affects more files.  Like the patch in Bug#13880, the patch is a
bit tricky to view, since it contains mixed encodings.

A few files remain in non-UTF-8 encodings, for technical reasons; see
admin/notes/unicode.  Perhaps some of these can be converted to UTF-8
some day, but they'll need more work.

Attachment: utf-8.txt
Description: Text document

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