Configuring XEmacs for UTF-8
First, you need to have built
xemacs itself with
USE=mule. Then, the
app-xemacs/mule-ucs package is needed. To autoload Unicode support,
you can add the following to your
If automatic character set detection on files is not working properly, here are three commands that can help.
set-buffer-file-coding-system (C-x RET f)changes the coding system for the current file.
set-default-buffer-file-coding-system (C-x RET F)sets the default for unsaved buffers and ASCII-looking files that have no obvious character set markers for autodetection.
universal-coding-system-argument (C-x RET c)lets you set the coding system for the next command, so issuing this from a dired window immediately before opening a problematic file is a tactic that can be of use when autodetection gets things pathologically wrong.
The current coding system will be displayed near the left edge of the status line.