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Re: numbers instead of accented letters...

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: numbers instead of accented letters...
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 13:22:41 +0900

> On Nov 25, 2018, at 12:38, Eli Zaretskii <> wrote:
>> 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?

Most of my comments are written in French so there are a few others.

> (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?

I commented out the code and relaunched emacs. I get the same weird behavior in 
.emacs.el but not in other buffers (not even *scratch*)

Jean-Christophe Helary
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