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Re: \225 and so on

From: Benjamin Riefenstahl
Subject: Re: \225 and so on
Date: 07 Apr 2003 18:51:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Hi Richard,

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I often get files that are basically plain ASCII but have a few of
> Microsoft's special characters such as \222 and \225.

That's almost always cp1252, often mislabeled as iso-8859-1 or
us-ascii, or even unlabeled.  I use these settings in GNUS to cope:

 (setq gnus-newsgroup-ignored-charsets
       '(unknown-8bit x-unknown us-ascii iso-8859-1))
 (setq gnus-default-charset 'cp1252)

I.e. I disable using the MIME parameters for us-ascii and iso-8859-1
and set the default to cp1252 instead.  This has worked fine so far
for me.  Real us-ascii or iso-8859-1 messages don't have a problem
with this, as cp1252 is a proper superset of iso-8859-1.

cp1252 is in lisp/international/code-pages.el in CVS Emacs. 

so long, benny

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