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Re: NTEmacs and multibyte character entry

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: NTEmacs and multibyte character entry
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 09:54:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

jasonr (Jason Rumney) @ writes:

> David Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm trying to edit a document in windows-1252 encoding, though I would
>> be happy to use any encoding that allows me to enter an em-dash
>> character along with "regular" ascii text.  I can build a document
>> that contains the em-dash (enclosed) and have it display properly in
>> emacs, but I can't enter the em-dash directly in emacs using the
>> keyboard (AFAICT), If I try to yank it into emacs after copying it to
>> the clipboard from another application or copying it to the kill
>> buffer within emacs, I just see a question mark.
> For the clipboard problem, try setting selection-coding-system to
> windows-1252-dos. 

Worked, thanks!

> Setting keyboard-coding-system to windows-1252
> might help for typing

Naw, Emacs seems to interfere with the keyboard handling of the ALT
key and [ALT]+0151 is the only way I know how to type this character.

> , otherwise define a function to insert the character (which you can
> paste in), and define a convenient keybinding for it.

Will do.  Thanks again.  I also found, which
looks like it'll help when I have time to implement it.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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