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Re: Unicode support for the MS Windows clipboard

From: Benjamin Riefenstahl
Subject: Re: Unicode support for the MS Windows clipboard
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 13:30:22 +0200
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Hi Eli,

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> Right.  The Unicode mode of the Windows clipboard is not really a
> coding-system, as it cannot be used in any other context.

I don't get you?  utf-16le is a regular coding system that certainly
can be used in any other context.  It is not special at all, quite the
contrary, it is more or less basic.

> Therefore, I think we should have a w32-clipboard-encoding-mode or
> some such, not a coding-system.

We could decide not to use selection-coding-system at all.  In that
case we probably don't need any variable at all, just trusting the
system to give us the right information.

It was my understanding though, that some localized versions of
Windows may need this kind of configuration.  I know for sure that
there used to be wide-spread versions of Windows in Russia, which were
modified and in which encoding didn't work regularly.  This was ten
years ago, so I don't know what the state of things is today.


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