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Re: local chars displayed as numbers

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: local chars displayed as numbers
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 19:58:05 +0200
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On Fri, Sep 22 2006, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> I'm not sure this is right, because windows-1252 covers basically all bytes,
> so there's no way to find out that a file is not in windows-1252.

As Latin-1 (still) has a higher priority than windows-1252 (at least
that's my understanding), windows-1252 will not be used unless there a
bytes from the region x80-x9f.  (windows-1252 is a superset of Latin-1.
They differ only this region, which is not used in Latin-1.)

> It's not terrible, but it means that this change is not completely
> harmless.  Now, given the fact that this problem is rare I'm not
> sure it's worth the risk.

Could elaborate on this risky scenario or prepare a test file?

Bye, Reiner.
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