>>>> "Jamie" == Jamie Zawinski
Jamie> This is clearly a bug: no matter what binary characters got
Jamie> dumped into my shell buffer, they should damned well not be
Jamie> being displayed as Hebrew, even if I *did* have those fonts
There's no such thing as a binary character. All octets are binary;
the character interpretation is up to the user. Eg, suppose you were
catting a text file in Tel Aviv. Think about it; this bug can't be
fixed for all the people all the time.
You might try yelling at your vendor to provide non-mule packages.
Debian does. I think Mandrake and SuSE do, too.
As a workaround, try hanging
(set-process-coding-system (get-buffer-process (current-buffer))
on shell-mode-hook or comint-mode-hook. I'll figure out how to make
sure there's a sane default for 21.4.11 (alas, I just shipped
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