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Re: revert-buffer and changes in encoding

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: revert-buffer and changes in encoding
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 13:23:59 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

>>  And ask a user:
>>  Do you really want to save it by iso-2022-7bit (y or n)?

> What does it do if he answers "n"?  Abort?

> If I was a beginner, I think I'd be pretty confused about what to do
> next then...

> Maybe either the prompt should give more options (e.g., allow saving
> using different coding systems), or the *Warning* buffer should also
> give advice about how to change the coding system.

I think the existence of 8-bit characters in a buffer itself
is a big problem for a beginner, and we can't help him that
much by anything other than deleting all of them or
converting them to something like "<0xXX>".

By the way, I think a beginner won't use or face with
iso-2022-7bit.  I believe he has no idea about what is

Ken'ichi HANDA

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