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Re: url-retrieve and utf-8

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: url-retrieve and utf-8
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:02:27 +0100
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Am Montag, 4. Februar 2008 13:43 schrieb William Xu:
> William Xu <address@hidden> writes:
> > At present, I tried to call:
> >
> >   (decode-coding-string (buffer-string) 'utf-8)
> >
> > But the result is only partially correct. For example, when there are a
> > mix of ascii and japanese characters, it only returns the ascii part.
> For this, it is because I have called (skip-chars-backward
> "[[:space:]]") before decode-coding-string, and apprarently
> skip-chars-backward seems mistook some non-ascii characters as
> whitespaces.

AFAIS that's not a mistake, that's implemented

See elisp info node Character Classes

     This matches any character that has whitespace syntax (*note


Here is a table of syntax classes, the characters that stand for them,
their meanings, and examples of their use.

 -- Syntax class: whitespace character
     "Whitespace characters" (designated by ` ' or `-') separate
     symbols and words from each other.  Typically, whitespace
     characters have no other syntactic significance, and multiple
     whitespace characters are syntactically equivalent to a single

======> Space, tab, newline and formfeed <============

are classified as
     whitespace in almost all major modes.


[:blank:] should DTRT.

Andreas Röhler

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