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Re: recode-region.el --- correct incorrectly encoded text

From: Magnus Henoch
Subject: Re: recode-region.el --- correct incorrectly encoded text
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 21:00:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> (defun recode-string (string was-really interpreted-as)
>>   (decode-coding-string 
>>    (encode-coding-string (string-make-unibyte string) interpreted-as)
>                             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>    was-really))
> The call to string-make-unibyte looks wrong since it throws away
> information.  Also encode-coding-string takes a multibyte string as input,
> so I'd just use 
> (decode-coding-string (encode-coding-string string interpreted-as) was-really)

Indeed, now it works... I must have done something stupid when I
tested that first.

> In Emacs-21, you can say:
>    (insert (recode-string (delete--and-extract-region start end)
>                           was-really interpreted-as))

Thanks for the hint!


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