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Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Disambiguate modeline character for UTF-8?
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2023 08:33:39 +0300

> From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@gentoo.org>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org,  drew.adams@oracle.com,  eggert@cs.ucla.edu,
>   monnier@iro.umontreal.ca
> Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2023 23:50:53 +0200
> > The other encodings are all from the UTF family, so using 'U' for them
> > all does make sense.
> IMHO it doesn't make sense at all. UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-7 are
> completely different encodings which have nothing in common except
> their name.

They do have something important in common: they are all Unicode
encodings, thus "U".

> All I'm asking for is a unique indicator for UTF-8. Wouldn't this be
> justified for the most common encoding (or maybe it's second after

Sorry, I'm not interested in such radical changes.  UTF-8 is an
important encoding, but that doesn't justify what you propose.  In the
absolute majority of cases, "U" already means UTF-8 and nothing else,
so the issue is marginal at best, and making such significant
incompatible changes in user-facing displays is unjustified from my

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