Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77130
cannot set utf-8 as preferred encoding
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:01:29 EST
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Description of problem:
Tried setting the preferred encoding in xemacs to utf-8, but I get the error
"Can't prefer the 'utf-8' coding system". Since now UTF-8 is the default
encoding in Red Hat 8.0, it should be possible to set UTF-8 in xemacs as the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the preferred coding to UTF-8 with 'Esc-x prefer-coding-system' anb then
Actual Results: xemacs refuses to set the coding to UTF-8 with the message
"Can't prefer the 'utf-8' coding system"
Expected Results: Be able to set UTF-8 as the preferred coding so that new
files are written in UTF-8.
Currently one has to manually set the coding to UTF-8 before opening each file,
which is a pain.
Not using UTF-8 creates all types of problems when attempting to read the file
with more or less (since they will assume UTF-8).
Yes, I have also noticed this.
Utf-8 coding configuration should be improved in xemacs-21.4.12-8
in rawhide shortly.
Closing for now.