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Re: Cut buffers and character encoding

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Cut buffers and character encoding
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 00:14:33 -0500

    I think tring locale-coding-system at first, and if that
    yields undecoded eight-bit characters, decoding by
    iso-8859-1 is good.

That is not a good idea.  locale-coding-system is set based on the
locale, and people set their locales for general reasons, not
specifically about Emacs.  It would be undesirable to choose
nonstandard behavior for cut buffers merely because someone normally
uses latin-2, for instance.

It is ok to have a feature to specify nonstandard encoding of
cut-buffers, but it should be a specific feature, which affects
nothing else, and which people will enable only when they specifically
want nonstandard encoding of cut-buffers.

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