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Re: numbers instead of accented letters...

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: numbers instead of accented letters...
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 05:38:48 +0200

> From: Jean-Christophe Helary <>
> Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 11:55:02 +0900
> What have I possibly done to have my .emacs.el display number sequences 
> instead of accented letters ?
> I just noticed that a few days ago...
> for ex:
> ;; pour h\303\251riter du $PATH quand Emacs est lanc\303\251 hors de la ligne 
> de commande
> Also, it is not only a display issue, when I type such accented sequences I 
> can only see the number sequences...
> Other files (normal text files, etc.) are not affected by this behavior.
> To make sure that I use UTF-8 everywhere I have this code:
> ;; UTF-8
> (setq locale-coding-system 'utf-8)
> (set-terminal-coding-system 'utf-8)
> (set-keyboard-coding-system 'utf-8)
> (set-selection-coding-system 'utf-8)
> (prefer-coding-system 'utf-8)
> (when (display-graphic-p)
>   (setq x-select-request-type '(UTF8_STRING COMPOUND_TEXT TEXT STRING)))

On what OS is that?

Also, what other non-ASCII characters do you have in your .emacs.el?
(You can search for them with "N-: (skip-chars-forward "\000-\177") RET.)

And if you remove all of the above settings, does the problem go away?

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