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Re: Cut buffers and character encoding

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: Cut buffers and character encoding
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 11:23:15 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     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.

Then, I think it is quite natural to allow people to use
next-selection-coding-system by C-x RET X for such a
purpose.  That variable is not scrictly specific to
cut-buffer, but it's a just one time setting, and doesn't
affect the further cut&paste operation.

Kenichi Handa

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