Yes, Pete, these are the CS symbols I assign to some variable; but which one? There are so many CS variables in emacs, including special alists for gnus and for mm, rmail, etc. To which one in particular do I make the assignment?
OK, so the windows-1252 ellipses display nicely in a RMAIL-mode file saved via `gnus-summary-save-in-rmail' when I run `universal-coding-system-argument' via C -x RET c windows-1252. But SURELY there must be a way to automate this. So I put these in my init file:
> You'd think that, when emacs encounters these \205s, it would KNOW to > pick windows-1252. But it doesn't. Is there no way to AUTOMATE > emacs' pick of coding system?
It's possible to use (file) local variables. In the file's header, first line I think, something like
;; -*- mode: Emacs-Lisp; coding: utf-8; -*-
or at the file's end
%%% Local Variables: %%% mode: latex %%% TeX-master: t %%% coding: utf-8-unix %%% TeX-command-default: "XeLaTeX" %%% End:
you can set a few parameters of operation. Depending on which file type(s) is easier to manipulate by these means you can leave out one encoding preference. Something like this might also work (I think I once had this active):