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Re: selecting an inapplicable coding-system

From: Stefan
Subject: Re: selecting an inapplicable coding-system
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 00:14:38 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

>> C-x RET f us-ascii RET
>> C-x C-s
>> the file is saved in latin-1.  This is because when saving
>> buffer-file-coding-system is just one of several coding-systems used.

> Isn't this a side effect of the feature that if the encoding that is
> ``natural'' in your language environment can encode the text, Emacs
> silently uses that encoding?

Yes it is and the "silently" is the problem here, since you just specified
manually that you want *another* encoding.


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