On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 08:50:35PM +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
Does anybody know where XEmacs is moving w/r to this ? (and for that matter what about vi, vim, etc. ?)
I'm working with Vim 6.0, 20001 Sep 14.
VIM lets you set variables with text similar to vim:KEY=VALUE:KEY=VALUE:....: Apparently you would use vim:fileencoding=sjis: to select shift-jis encoding. In the vim style, it seems most common to place this at the bottom of a file, but it can be placed at the top too. The variable "modelines" controls how many lines at each end of the file is inspected, with the default being 5. It's documented that the form vi:set KEY=VALUE: may be compatible with "some versions of Vi" but does not say which. (I can't get this to work)
You can set a list of encodings to attempt when a file is loaded, which defaults to "ucs-bom,utf-8,latin1". A user who wanted to treate non-unicode files as shift-jis by default would :set fileencodings=ucs-bom,utf-8,sjis You can also load a particular file with the ++enc parameter: :edit ++enc=koi8-r russian.txt (I can get this to work, but I have to do it manually to load anything in an odd character set)
The emacs line is harmless in vim, but doesn't do anything. It's possible that using :autocmd someone could make vim use the emacs line to set encoding, but I'm not sure -- setting fileencoding after a file is loaded seems to perform a translation from the old characterset to the new.