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bug#24953: 25.1; Possible inefficiency in UTF-8


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#24953: 25.1; Possible inefficiency in UTF-8
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:38:50 +0200

> From: Eli Barzilay <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:11:57 -0500
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> > Regardless of the issue reported here, I would advise against setting
> > the UTF-8 language environment on MS-Windows.  [...]
> > You shouldn't need to do this, not in Emacs 25 anyway.
> 
> Is it a good idea to use it on linux?

Yes.  (And it should be the default on GNU/Linux, at least on most of
its flavors.)

> (I originally thought that all it gets me is a default encoding for
> non-ascii files...)

You could customize just that, then.  And I don't really understand
why that is needed, either, unless you want the files you create to be
automatically in UTF-8.





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