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Preferred coding system for Japanese environments

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Preferred coding system for Japanese environments
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 14:47:40 -0700
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In Bug#28705 it's proposed to change the default coding system for Japanese on non-MS-Windows systems from japanese-iso-8bit (aka EUC-JP) to utf-8, under the argument that most users of Emacs who are running under GNU, BSD or Unix systems prefer UTF-8 nowadays.

As I understand it, this change would not affect users who specify locales via environment variables (e.g., LC_ALL='ja_JP.utf8' or LC_ALL='ja_JP.eucjp' on GNU/Linux). It would affect only users who specify Japanese (presumably, in their .emacs files) without specifying a coding system.

I'm giving this heads-up on emacs-devel as it would be an incompatible change to longstanding practice. Please reply to address@hidden if you have comments or suggestions. For more, please see:


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