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Re: An iso-8859-6 cannot be saved

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: An iso-8859-6 cannot be saved
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 11:27:55 +0900
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/22.0.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

In article <address@hidden>, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:
> My test files starts with: ;;; -*- coding: iso-8859-6; -*-

> The mode-line starts with -6:

> GNU Emacs 22.0.50 was started with -Q

> When I try to save it I get in mini-buffer:

> Selected encoding mule-utf-8-unix disagrees with iso-8859-6-unix  
> specified by file contents.  Really save (else edit coding cookies  
> and try again)? (yes or no)

> Then it's saved in UTF-8 and the mode-line changes to -u:. In another  
> editor (Smultron) I can load the file in ISO 8859-6 encoding and see  
> that it's original encoding was changed to something like UTF-8 (two  
> octets when there was only one before).

iso-8859-6 is an Arabic charset.  Didn't the buffer contain
a character that can't be encoded by iso-8859-6?

Kenichi Handa

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