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Re: Fixing Gnus, and string encoding question

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Fixing Gnus, and string encoding question
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2019 10:17:46 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> Symbol names can be unibyte and multibyte.  Make sure to get that right.
> If you see ã instead of \343 then the symbol has a unibyte name.

I will meditate on this for a bit.

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> On Apr 06 2019, Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> (with-temp-buffer
>>   (set-buffer-multibyte t)
>>   (let ((coding-system-for-read 'raw-text))
>>     (insert-file-contents "active")
>>     (goto-char (point-min))
>>     (symbol-name (read (current-buffer)))))
>> I'm trying to turn that into something that looks like
>> "nnml:ã\203\206ã\202¹ã\203\210"
> (decode-coding-string (symbol-name (read 
> "nnml:\343\203\206\343\202\271\343\203\210")) 'latin-1)

That did it! What a relief. I'm not sure why 'latin-1 in particular, but
that aligns all the strings correctly. I'll try to figure that out.

Huge thanks to you and Noam!


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