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Re: local chars displayed as numbers

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: local chars displayed as numbers
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 13:47:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, Sep 23 2006, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Reiner Steib <address@hidden>
>> What is the benefit to treat it as raw-text instead of window-1252
>> assuming that the file only contains characters from window-1252?  We
>> are taking about a file (> 300000 chars of text) with mostly ASCII,
> You are clearly thinking about text files.  

Yes.  And I think that most users do so.  probably they aren't even
aware that Emacs might be useful for editing binary files.  The
reaction of most users seeing \202 etc. when opening such files will
just be that Emacs is broken.

Bye, Reiner.
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