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Bug 129736 - emacs doesn't detect utf8 encoding of file
emacs doesn't detect utf8 encoding of file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2004-08-12 08:32 EDT by Alexander Larsson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-28 04:34:07 EDT
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The textfile, in utf8. (241.47 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-12 08:32 EDT, Alexander Larsson
no flags Details
Other text file (14.35 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-30 09:26 EDT, Alexander Larsson
no flags Details

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Description Alexander Larsson 2004-08-12 08:32:18 EDT
Unless i add a local coding variable defining the file as utf8 emacs
doesn't autodetect the file as utf8, so when you save the utf8
characters in the file are changed.
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2004-08-12 08:32:49 EDT
Created attachment 102645 [details]
The textfile, in utf8.
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2004-08-12 09:29:29 EDT
$ LC_MESSAGES=C iconv -f utf-8 -t utf-8 < eel-changelog  > /dev/null
iconv: illegal input sequence at position 8181
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2004-08-13 08:22:22 EDT
Well spotted: the second "Tomasz K" is different from the first -
so it looks like the file corrupted.
Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2004-08-30 09:26:11 EDT
Created attachment 103246 [details]
Other text file

Ok, what about this one. It passes iconv and has the same problem.
Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:14:06 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2005-09-28 04:34:07 EDT
AFAICT this is ok now with cvs emacs (ie emacs22)
which has improved upstream support.

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