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Re: "coding: utf-8" emacs local variable in ChangeLog (?)
> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 23:46:58 +0100 (CET)
> From: Mark Kettenis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> > Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 23:59:29 +0200
> > From: Eli Zaretskii <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 22:25:36 +0100 (CET)
> > > From: Mark Kettenis <email@example.com>
> > > CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >
> > > This is what C-u C-x says about the funny character in Ludo's name:
> > >
> > > character: Ã (0303, 195, 0xc3)
> > > charset: eight-bit-graphic (8-bit graphic char (0xA0..0xFF))
> > That's again because your defaults are set to interpret this as
> > something other than UTF-8.
> They're not. This is on a standard emacs 21.4 and there is *nothing*
> in my .emacs that doesn't touch anything related to 'coding'.
In which case Emacs uses your locale to set up things. I'm guessing
that your locale is not a UTF-8 one, probably Latin-1 or Latin-9?
> > > I'm not saying that adding the `coding' cookie is a problem. I'm
> > > arguing that turning ChangeLog into a UTF-8 encoded file was a bad
> > > decision, since there are enough systems where it will not be properly
> > > displayed.
> > And I'm arguing that adding the coding cookie will cause this to be
> > displayed properly in Emacs.
> Obviously that is not true on all systems.
"Obviously"? You mean, Ludo's name is not displayed correctly on your
system even after the `coding' cookie was added?