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Re: local chars displayed as numbers

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: local chars displayed as numbers
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 18:24:29 +0300

> From: Reiner Steib <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 13:47:10 +0200
> >
> > You are clearly thinking about text files.  
> Yes.  And I think that most users do so.

I'm not sure you are right.  We never took any polls on that issue.

> probably they aren't even aware that Emacs might be useful for
> editing binary files.

There's no text/binary file distinction on GNU/Linux and other Posix

> The reaction of most users seeing \202 etc. when opening such files
> will just be that Emacs is broken.

Again, we never polled users about that.  FWIW, the \202 thingy was in
Emacs since about day one, many years before Emacs 20.x introduced
text decoding.

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