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Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Unicode Lisp reader escapes
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 19:26:25 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The background is that it hasn’t ever been possible to consistently
> specify a non-Latin-1 character by means of a general escape sequence,
> since what character a given integer represents varies from release to
> release and even from invocation to invocation.

There are two known workarounds:
- encode your file in utf-8.
- use an elisp expression like (decode-char 'ucs <foo>).
Neither of them is quite what you want, but I've found them good enough for
the cases I've had to deal with.


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