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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master db828f6: Don't rely on defaults in decoding UTF

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master db828f6: Don't rely on defaults in decoding UTF-8 encoded Lisp files
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 13:16:18 +0300

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Cc: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>,  Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  
> address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 12:04:45 +0200
> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
> > Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >> Yes, and those files are a pain to look at with Emacs now, since it
> >> typically misguesses their encodings.  Presumably Emacs should be looking
> >> at .po files' charset= decorations.
> >
> > It does already if you use the po-mode distributed with gettext.
> gettext being the standard GNU i18n mechanism, wouldn't it make sense to
> keep the latest version distributed with Emacs rather than requiring
> users to manually install them?

We discussed that at some point in the past.  I don't remember why we
decided not to do that, but a search in the archives might tell.
Maybe those reasons are no longer relevant.

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