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bug#16733: messed up unicode chars in package description


From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#16733: messed up unicode chars in package description
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:26:59 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Juanma Barranquero wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:47 AM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>> Scroll down the description past the part that says "M-x aa2u RET".
>> The buffer is completely messed up at this point, showing raw
>> characters instead of the unicode box that you see if you visit the raw
>> source file for the package. See attached image.
>
> This seems enough.

OK. (Presumably it could still go wrong if it ever finds a non-ascii,
non-utf-8 package, but those are probably very rare.)

> === modified file 'lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el'
> --- lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el  2014-03-14 20:55:40 +0000
> +++ lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el  2014-03-19 01:31:28 +0000
> @@ -1528,7 +1528,8 @@
>                         (let ((version-control 'never)
>                               (require-final-newline t))
>                           (save-buffer))
> -                       (setq readme-string (buffer-string))
> +                       (setq readme-string (decode-coding-string
> +                                            (buffer-string) 'prefer-utf-8 t))
>                         t))
>                  (error nil))
>                (insert readme-string))





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