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Re: `decode-coding-string' question

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: `decode-coding-string' question
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 21:56:04 +0200
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Paul Pogonyshev <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> > To know what character is encoded by this C sequence, I first translate
>> > strings "\xc2" and "\xa9" to the appropriate (undecoded!) characters.
>> > The resulting string of length 2 is encoded in UTF-8 and I decode it
>> > to receive the copyright character or whatever.
>> Why not use `(decode-coding-string "\xc2\xa9" 'utf-8)' right away?  It
>> gives me the right character directly.
> Because you underquoted the string.  It is actually `(decode-coding-string
> "\\xc2\\xa9" 'utf-8)' and does nothing...

Because you overquoted the string...

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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