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Bug 129736 - emacs doesn't detect utf8 encoding of file
Summary: emacs doesn't detect utf8 encoding of file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-08-12 12:32 UTC by Alexander Larsson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-28 08:34:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
The textfile, in utf8. (deleted)
2004-08-12 12:32 UTC, Alexander Larsson
no flags Details
Other text file (deleted)
2004-08-30 13:26 UTC, Alexander Larsson
no flags Details

Description Alexander Larsson 2004-08-12 12:32:18 UTC
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 12:32:49 UTC
Created attachment 102645 [details]
The textfile, in utf8.

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2004-08-12 13:29:29 UTC
$ 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 12:22:22 UTC
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 13:26:11 UTC
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 15:14:06 UTC
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 08:34:07 UTC
AFAICT this is ok now with cvs emacs (ie emacs22)
which has improved upstream support.

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