[OS X Emacs] Good GNU Emacs 23.1.50 news

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Aug 29 18:15:11 EDT 2009


Since a week or two the file lisp/international/ucs-normalize.el by  
Taichi Kawabata exists. It helps to cure the problem with the  
decomposed characters in UTF-8 file names in Mac OS X (both in HFS+  
and UFS, maybe also in the other Unicode aware file systems Mac OS X  
supports). To use it:

	(require 'ucs-normalize)
	(setq file-name-coding-system   'utf-8-hfs)
	(prefer-coding-system           'utf-8-hfs)

The latter is needed that in *shell* the output of ls or gls is also  
converted to precomposed characters. In the mode-line such file names  
are correctly displayed, and also in *Buffer List*. Process output  
(grep for example) will also show the precomposed characters. Font  
face makes no difference. But the best is: you can now isearch for  
the precomposed characters in file names the way to type them on your  



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