XEmacs doesn't support windows-1252
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Jul 27 08:09:49 EDT 2007
Mike FABIAN writes:
> > I had planned to make available an XEmacs with Unicode as an internal
> > encoding (and I have most of the necessary work for that on my disk), but I
> > don’t think that is maintainable in the presence of both the Mule and the
> > non-Mule compilation options (which means, in the presence of Unicode
> > internally, four ./configure options with which everything needs to be
> > tested when anyone makes any change that’s relevant to character
> > encoding). And the elimination of the non-Mule compilation options has been
> > vetoed, so it looks like users are stuck with the internal Mule encoding.
> That is really a pity. I think it would be a big advantage to use
> Unicode as an internal encoding.
Yeah, it would, although IMO maintaining compatibility with Mule (NOT
non-Mule) is what will be tedious and maybe tricky; a lot of user-
visible Mule behavior depends on the charset abstraction.
As far as "maintainability" goes, all he has to do is put it on a
branch, and he can do anything he pleases. But nobody (except me, and
Bill Perry at my instigation) has ever been willing to do that. :-(
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