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RE: Slightly OT: Editor Encoding Issues

I wonder if the tei-emacs package on the TEI software site contains patches
to emacs and psgml besides what is contained in Otfried Cheong's oc-unicode

Anyway, the package on the TEI software site is not tied to NTemacs. You can
get a step-by-step description of how to install Mule-UCS at It can be installed on most current
emacs'en, I've tried a 20.6 on Linux and a 20.7 NTEmacs. SuSe users can
install an RPM, emacs-oc-unicode. Most current Linux and *BSD distributions
have already the required fonts installed, but there's a bit of work to do
if you're on NTEmacs; the package at the TEI site is probably your best bet
if you don't mind getting YASEST (yet another setup of emacs and SGML

BTW, the package that can be downloaded from, oc-unicode-0.72.2.tar.gz, contains a
copy of Mule-UCS-0.72. There's a newer version of Mule-USC available,; I have not tried
it and can't make any recommendations.

Kind regards
Peter Ring

-----Original Message-----
From: Sebastian Rahtz
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Slightly OT: Editor Encoding Issues

Holger Rauch writes:
 > Is there any way to use Emacs PSGML mode on both Unix and Win* WITHOUT
 > changing the encoding of the DocBook XML document when switching between
 > the two systems? (Usually, one either has to specify
 > encoding="iso-8859-1" or
 > encoding="windows-1250"
 > depending whether one is working on Unix or on Win*.)

why use these horrible encodings anyway? whats wrong with the default
utf-8, which emacs is well able to support?

 > I already asked on the PSGML users mailing list on how to make PSGML mode
 > Unicode aware but I got no replies.

look at the "tei-emacs" packaging of emacs, psgml etc on In there are including patches
to psgml etc which read the XML file's encoding attribute properly,
and take appropriate action. You load a normal XML file with no
encoding, it defaults to utf-8 mode.


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