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Re: using glyphs by default in perl-mode

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: using glyphs by default in perl-mode
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 00:26:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> The above will replace -> with a glyph for an arrow, 
>>>> so the "perlfile.pl" buffer is unreadable, the glyph cannot be
>>>> displayed in a terminal and it shows up as a question mark.
> SM> Hmm... works for me (i.e. the arrow is displayed just fine in the 
> terminal).
> SM> Please make it a bug report with the usual details to reproduce it.
>> I bet the difference is the set of fonts each terminal is configured to use.
> I don't think so: the terminals I know don't replace a char with
> a question mark if the font has no glyph for it (they use some other
> representation, like an empty box).  It sounds instead like your
> terminal is using an encoding that does not include those chars we're
> using, so Emacs replaces them with a question mark.
> What is your terminal's encoding?  What about your locale?


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