Subject: Re: Any effort putting all things into unicode?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <email@example.com>
Date: 09/12/2003 22:01:40
Matthias Buelow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * files with filenames containing non-utf8 8-bit characters couldn't
> be accessed anymore, neither in the shell nor in the filemanager
> the user in question was used to (kde konqueror)
This is a generic problem for any pair of encodings.
> * documents containing 8-bit non-utf8 characters, such as tex files
> with iso-8859-1 characters, couldn't be used anymore, because either
> the text editor (emacs in that question) recognized the utf8-locale
> (can't remember actually if it did) and then misinterpreted the
> 8-bit characters in the file
Sticking -*- coding: iso-8859-1 -*- where emacs can recognize it
(first line of the file, usually) should help in this case. Again,
this is in no way unicode specific, I use this for the mix of koi8-r,
cp1251, cp866, latin1, latin2 and utf-8 that I need to deal with.
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