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Re: coding problem char \217 etc

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: coding problem char \217 etc
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:33:17 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> One way of avoiding the manual specification of the encoding is to use
> the coding: tag inside the file, either on the first line or in the
> file-local variables.

Note that in his examples he has:


which Emacs normally recognizes the indicate that the file uses latin-1
(which is actually a lie in this case, tho that lie might only affect
comments, so it's not a complete lie).

Nowadays, the better bet is to use utf-8 (which is is much easier to
auto-detect and doesn't have umpteen extensions like latin-1 has).


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