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Re: please use ?\u2014 instead of the unicode character in buff-menu.el

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: please use ?\u2014 instead of the unicode character in buff-menu.el
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 22:44:56 +0200

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:29:57 -0800
> Cc: address@hidden
> >
> > > Does this mean that even when the text gets garbled by those browsers
> > > it will still be decoded correctly when the resulting file is visited
> > > in Emacs?
> >
> > Yes.
> >         Stefan
> On that, I definitely disagree. My experience proves the contrary. I suppose
> it depends what is meant by "text gets garbled by those browsers". What I
> see is that the characters are themselves changed in the file, and the
> coding tag therefore has no way of recuperating; it cannot know what
> characters were intended originally.
> You have only to download the file from
> http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/emacs/emacs/lisp/ to see what I mean.
> Save it directly to disk and then open it in Emacs (22). I don't know
> whether this represents a browser problem or a Web site problem, however.

Please tell the details about how you downloaded and saved the file to
disk.  It is impossible to know what went wrong without these details.

I did it twice with two different methods:

  . Clicked the "download" link and saved the file to disk.

  . Clicked the "view" link; then, after seeing that the Unicode
    characters are displayed incorrectly, clicked View->Encoding from
    the menu bar, selected "Unicode UTF-8", which fixed the display;
    then File->Save As, selected "Text files" and made sure the
    encoding is set to UTF-8; clicked OK.

Both methods gave me a valid UTF-8 encoded file that displayed
correctly in Emacs 22.

> I used the most common browser (still), IE6.

Same here.

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