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Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs misbehaves without --unibyte
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 12:00:50 +0300 (IDT)

On Wed, 29 May 2002, Paul Stoeber wrote:

> On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 09:23:11AM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > > I started this thread because default emacs wouldn't let me navigate
> > > filesystems that contain funny filenames, so the "8-bit cleanness"
> > > discussion only applies to file name handling (although I had also
> > > mentioned "text/binary files" in a general statement).
> > 
> > For that, Miles gave the solution: you should set up your language 
> > environment correctly, or set file-name-coding-system explicitly.
> Yes.  If you simply want to use dired as a robust filesystem browser
> (like bash, only more comfortable), regardless of your language
> or the language of who created the files, then
>       (setq file-name-coding-system 'no-conversion)
> seems to be a solution.

Should we perhaps make no-conversion be the default value of 
file-name-coding-system, instead of nil?

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