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bug#8517: Can't handle utf8 encoded filenames in locale 'de_DE.utf8'


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#8517: Can't handle utf8 encoded filenames in locale 'de_DE.utf8'
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:16:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Not sure why this is even important.  By default, Emacs takes the
> codeset part (i.e. the encoding it prefers) from the locale.  the
> above is only important if someone sets the language environment by
> hand.  Am I right?

You are.

The user had

(current-language-environment "German")

in ~/.emacs, and was surprised that this overrode the LANG settings.
But like I tried to say, that's what that invocation does, so this works
as designed.  (And the user should remove that setting.)

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