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Re: Automatically Saved Files Employ Different Coding

From: Alexander Winston
Subject: Re: Automatically Saved Files Employ Different Coding
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 13:59:33 -0500

On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 08:13 -0500, Miles Bader wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 05:23:26AM -0500, Alexander Winston wrote:
> > > Note that it looks ... _mostly_ the same.  But not exactly.  [And this
> > > is assuming you have `utf-translate-cjk-mode' turned on; otherwise, it
> > > couldn't ready any of the CJK characters.]
> > 
> > Actually, the UTF-8 version appears better than the original.
> It doesn't matter if it `looks better' -- information loss is information
> loss.  [If you want something that _really_ can't be encoded in utf-8, try
> this: get a buffer with the `C-h h' output, and then insert a single
> extra character with: `C-q 237 RET'.  Now try to save it....]

I'm only saying that it doesn't seem like information loss at all---it
seems more like information gain. Regarding you not being able to encode
U+009F in UTF-8, I'm completely confused, because I am able to insert
and save it without issue.

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