Joachim Schrod wrote:
In February I posted a problem with coding auto-detection of ISO-8859-1 encoded
files. I also devised a patch and posted it to xemacs-patches on Feb 28, after
this email exchange:
> Joachim> Lutz posted a three-linee change to
> Joachim> This change works and makes auto-detection work for all
> Joachim> German files that I tried.
> It will also probably break auto-detection for Shift JIS and Big5.
> On consideration, I don't see how to test that issue without, well,
> testing it. If you make the patch to the usual *technical* standards
> (ie, XEmacs still builds, coding style is OK, etc), I'll apply it
> *unless* vetoed by somebody else. (I think that very unlikely, but it
> would be unfair to not mention the possibility.)
> However, if it *does* break Shift JIS, Big5, or any other coding
> system detection, I'll probably push for reverting it.
Is there any chance to get a reaction to that patch? Just dropping it to
/dev/null is not the reaction that I expected. ;-)
If somebody would send me examples of files in Shift-JIS and Big5 encoding, I
could do more testing myself; but as I got none, I need support here.
Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod(a)acm.org