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Re: search and replace codepoints

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: search and replace codepoints
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:33:32 +0300

> From: Haines Brown <>
> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:50:23 -0400
> The pasted hyphen that LaTeX can't compile looks like this:
>   character: ­ (displayed as ­) (codepoint 173, #o255, #xad)
>   preferred charset: unicode (Unicode (ISO10646))
>   code point in charset: 0xAD
>   category: b:Arabic, h:Korean, j:Japanese, l:Latin
>   buffer code: #xC2 #xAD
>   file code: #xC2 #xAD (encoded by coding system utf-8-unix)
> How do I do a search/replace to replace instances of the latter with the
> former?

Just replace it with M-%, as you would any other character.

> What values should I use?

The one shown above, of course.

> Why is the unicode character not identified with the usual U+...?

The codepoint #xad _is_ the Unicode codepoint, u+00AD.

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