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Usage of standard-display-table in MSDOS

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Usage of standard-display-table in MSDOS
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:34:37 +0900

Kenichi Handa writes:
 > In msdos-initialize-window-system (of term/pc-win.el), I
 > found this code:
 >   ;; In multibyte mode, we want unibyte buffers to be displayed
 >   ;; using the terminal coding system, so that they display
 >   ;; correctly on the DOS terminal; in unibyte mode we want to see
 >   ;; all 8-bit characters verbatim.  In both cases, we want the
 >   ;; entire range of 8-bit characters to arrive at our display code
 >   ;; verbatim.
 >   (standard-display-8bit 127 255)
 > Is it really working in non-iso-8859-1 environment as
 > expected?  Note that 128..255 are latin-1 characters after
 > Emacs 23, not raw-bytes.  So, I think the above call will
 > make 8-bit bytes in unibyte buffer displayed as latin-1
 > characters, but as the termial encoding system doesn't
 > support latin-1 chars in, for instance, greek environment,
 > just '?' will be displayed.

Hebrew and Cyrillic are other obvious candidates for testing here.
They seem to have more active participants on emacs-devel.

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