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Re: Inadequate documentation of silly characters on screen.

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Inadequate documentation of silly characters on screen.
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:15:03 +0000
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Hi, Miles,

thanks for such a quick answer.

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 06:40:53PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:
> > Once again, I'm getting silly characters on the screen.  In *scratch*,
> > where's I've written "ñ", what gets displayed is "\361".  It may have
> > happened when I upgraded to Emacs 23.

> Does it happen with "emacs -Q"?


> How do you "write" ñ (do you use an input method?  Type it on your 
> keyboard...?)?

When I hold the <alt> key and type "241" on the numeric keypad, the "ñ"
appears correctly on the screen.  My program does (insert pr-line), where
pr-line is a string containing the ñ - this puts \361 up.

> What language environment do you use (if you don't set it explicitly, it
> will be set automatically from the LANG environment variable)?

I've tried M-x set-language-environment <CR> latin-1.  The mode line of
my *scratch* looks like this:

    -111:**--F1  *scratch*      All L10   C184  (Lisp Interaction)----P678/678

> Do you use X emacs, emacs in a tty, etc.?  If tty emacs, which type of
> terminal do you use?

A Linux tty.

> -Miles

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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