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Re: Encoding trouble

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Encoding trouble
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 15:52:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Denis Bitouzé <> writes:

> Hi,
> several years ago, I already faced the following problem and,
> unfortunately, it happened again yesterday, which made me lose quite
> some time.
> Let me explain myself: I had a LaTeX file encoded in latin1 that
> I wanted to encode in UTF-8. I used an external tool, in this case
> `utrac`, which confirmed the starting (latin1) and ending (UTF-8)
> encoding. But, when I opened this file in Emacs with AUCTeX enabled, the
> accented characters were wrong and it was only when I saw that the file
> contained `usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}` that I understood where the
> problem came from: changing it in `usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}` solved
> it.
> So, here is my request: would it be possible that, for the detection of
> the real encoding of the file, AUCTeX relies not on the `inputenc`
> package option, but rather on the Emacs heuristics and that, in case of
> discrepancy between the two, it issues a warning?

That would be pretty annoying for people working with any Latin-x
encoding other than Latin-1 (or in general, any encoding not in Emacs
default autodetection set).

Emacs showed you what LaTeX would have shown you.

David Kastrup

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