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Re: Emacs 24.5.1 has wrong charset on yanked text with Windows (was: Ope

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Emacs 24.5.1 has wrong charset on yanked text with Windows (was: Operating on yanked region)
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 14:31:17 +0200
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On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 02:13:52PM +0200, Karl Voit wrote:
> * Yuri Khan <> wrote:
> > On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Karl Voit <> wrote:
> >
> >> When I paste text from a Windows application to my Emacs (running
> >> mainly Org-mode), I get wrong charset.
> >>
> >> For correcting such wrong character sets, I want to write a function
> >> that corrects the charset.
> >
> > I cannot help with your needs, 
> That's OK.
> Besides the good points regarding charset below, I still need to
> search&replace some things on the yanked region.
> > but you should not have to jump through
> > hoops just to get text encoding right, as long as the originating
> > application puts Unicode text on clipboard. (And I’m pretty convinced
> > Outlook does.)
> How can I test this?

I know very little about Windows these days. But the documentation
for the variables "selection-coding-system" and "x-select-request-type"
might contain relevant information. You can access this doc with

  C-h v <variable name>

Hope this gets you a step further

- -- t
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