Uwe Brauer writes:
I still don't see why this is necessary in Xemacs but not in
Initialization of coding system preferences is different. I don't
think anybody has really worked on that since Ben completely reworked
the coding detection code in 2005 or so (Aidan did a little bit to
make sure that where UTF-8 is default it gets precedence).
Traditional Unix and many Internet protocols still default to
ISO-8859-1 (or even ASCII, cf RFC 5322 and MIME), so we haven't been
in a hurry to prefer UTF-8 unless the user says otherwise. Maybe
it's time to do that, except on Windows.
BTW, in my experience, GNU Emacs Mule is way too presumptuous about
guessing what the user wants. That's one reason why I use XEmacs.
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