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Re: Slightly OT: Editor Encoding Issues
- To: Holger Rauch <Holger dot Rauch at heitec dot de>
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Slightly OT: Editor Encoding Issues
- From: "Rafael R. Sevilla" <sevillar at team dot ph dot inter dot net>
- Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 04:29:26 +0800 (PHT)
- Cc: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian dot rahtz at computing-services dot oxford dot ac dot uk>,docbook-apps at lists dot oasis-open dot org
On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Holger Rauch wrote:
> Hi Sebastian!
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > why use these horrible encodings anyway? whats wrong with the default
> > utf-8, which emacs is well able to support?
> In fact, nothing is wrong with utf-8 ,-) I just didn't know that Emacs
> supports it by default *hehe*. Not knowing about that was the reason why I
> was using that encoding stuff.
Heck, provided you don't use any characters outside the range � -
, UTF-8 is exactly the same as ASCII and ISO-8859-1. That's how
UTF-8 works...it's supposed to be Unicode rewritten to use 8-bit
characters as much as possible... Just don't try doing any of the
alt-<num keypad> sequences under Windows or with that option enabled on
X though. I guess Emacs will automatically translate those kinds of
inputs into proper UTF-8 somehow.
I think some of this is in the FAQ. :)
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