[OS X TeX] Re: PConfiguring Emacs 21.3.50 for AUC-TeX on OS X 10.3

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Wed Dec 1 02:46:25 EST 2004

> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Configuring Emacs 21.3.50 for AUC-TeX on OS X  
> 10.3
> From: "Martin Buchmann" <Martin.Buchmann at uni-jena.de>
> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 11:26:42 +0100
> Hi all,
> a while ago something like
>> (setq default-frame-alist '((font .  
>> "-apple-monaco-*-14-*-mac-roman")))
> was proposed for changing the default font of Emacs. Basically it
> works fine with me but i don't get any german umlauts displayed now
> :-( I get little rectangles instead. I searched in the docs and in
> the newsgroups and found that this could mean that the font doesn't
> have these characters. With the standard font umlauts are working
> fine so i guess the basic language and encoding set up is correct.
> Ans ideas how to achieve the Monaco font and the display of 8bit  
> characters?
> Best regards
>    Martin
> --
I'm not an emacs/lisp expert, all I can say is that this solution works  
for me and takes care of both of your problems (displaying characters  
 >128 and copy/paste from other applications). I use Courier 24 as my  
font in emacs, and I have this in my .emacs (copied and pasted from an  
emacs-window, btw):

(set-keyboard-coding-system 'mac-roman)
(prefer-coding-system 'mac-roman)
(setq default-frame-alist '((width . 76)
			    (height . 36)
			    (font . "fontset-courier")))
"-apple-courier-medium-r-normal--24-*-*-*-*-*-fontset-courier" 'keep)
(set-selection-coding-system 'mac-roman)

Adapt the font settings to your heart's content and see if it works for  
you. If you happen to open a file in a different encoding (let's say  
utf-8), your emacs buffer will display garbage. All you have to do is
C-x RET r
emacs will respond
Coding system for visited file
you punch in
and voila - everything is perfect again.
With the help of some people from another list, I have also succeeded  
in making Carbon Vim play nicely with different encodings; if anybody  
is interested, drop me a line.



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