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Re: ASCII-only startup message?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ASCII-only startup message?
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:58:00 +0200

> From: Yuri Khan <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:01:48 +0600
> Cc: Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> <contentious suggestion>
> Alternatively, new buffers could be initially created with the UTF-8
> encoding, leaving the locale-specified encoding only for dealing with
> legacy files.
> </contentious suggestion>

IMO, this is a non-starter.  It took us a lot of time and errors to
arrive at the current defaults in encoding and decoding text in
various situations; we should only change those defaults if users
complain (which would mean UTF-8 completed conquering the world).  We
are not there yet.

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