[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs windows to mac encoding

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Feb 15 15:12:23 EST 2010

Am 15.02.2010 um 19:43 schrieb David Romano:

> I'm still not sure which coding to use, and no matter what I try,  
> the ^M^M persist

There are three variants for the most common ISO Latin encodings: a  
short or basic one with "no ending," one with a "-dos" ending and  
another one with a "-mac" ending. The first one is meant for UNIX  
files which have just a linefeed (LF) character (^J). Old and Classic  
Mac files have just a carriage return (CR) at the end of lines. DOS  
files have the best of both worlds: CRLF.

When you're using the -mac variant on this file, then CR will be  
invisible. And LF too, but it will insert empty lines between those  
with text.

When you're using the UNIX variant, then LF is "transparent" and CR is  
displayed (presented) as ^M.

The MS Losedos Code Page 1250 stands for Extended European Microsoft  
Windows Codepage (maybe it means it's not as cheap as CP850).
The MS Losedos Code Page 1251 is meant for use in a Cyrillic script  
The MS Losedos Code Page 1252 stands for ANSI Microsoft Windows  
Codepage. Maybe it's the most used one...

You can also look at the mode-line. Near its left edge the encoding  
used is displayed. And you can operate with the mouse cursor on this  



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