Thanks, Xah and Eli, for contributing to my further understanding. I
went to a specific website where I got the content I copied and pasted
and I can see from the HTML that it has a charset=UTF-8, so I understand
that is Unicode 8-bit. Using the C-u C-x =, I see that the particular
character I pasted has a code point of 0x2013 (U+2013). I didn't see,
however, what the UTF-8 encoding of that code point was. Should I be
able to read that somewhere on the buffer of information I get with C-u
C-x = ? I was poking around the www.unicode.org website, trying to
understand how this U+2013 code point is encoded into UTF-8, but I
haven't determined that yet.
A fresh buffer in emacs for me on my Win-7 box has an encoding system of
So, help me piece together what happens as I paste the UTF-8 text into a
Now, Xah, you suggest I embrace Unicode. What does that mean? Would it
I assume that if my lisp library files are encoded utf-8, then I can
I would appreciate it if someone could help me open this new door in my
With cursor on that character, type "C-u C-x =", and Emacs will show
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