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Re: windows-1251 language environment

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: windows-1251 language environment
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 23:24:34 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.2 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> This might make sense if these locale names are effectively standard.
> They are not standardized by POSIX.  Is there a de-facto standard?

See `locale-language-names' and comments in it.  The major problem is
interpreting the codeset part in terms of a coding system since the
names are quite variable.

I don't know how the equivalent is supposed to work in MS Windows &

> In general, I would prefer to have some Emacs-native way to do set
> these things, rather than rely on an external data type such as a
> locale name which is not defined naturally in Emacs terms.

If you don't try to interpret it, Emacs probably won't behave
consistently with other programs.  Anyhow, you can set the coding
priority and input method trivially, and they are the only relevant
things at present.

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