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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] How does arch/tla handle encodings?

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] How does arch/tla handle encodings?
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 17:01:29 +0100
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On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 06:25:10PM +0300, Marcus Sundman wrote:
> The vast majority of programs assume input text files to be in the local 
> system's default encoding. Therefore the files on disk should preferably 
> use whatever happens to be the local system's default encoding. (In some 
> files the encoding is part of the file's semantics, though, so such files 
> should be left as they are.)

Here's where you invented the problem. My editor picks the right
encoding for the file, and allows you to specify the encoding within
the file for the ambiguous cases.

Fixing the problem anywhere else is a silly amount of work for no good

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