>> That looks OK to me. I the Emacs-style comment in fact compatible >> with Emacs? Martin> It is. I expect many people want to put "utf-8" as the encoding Martin> name, and you need Emacs 21 for that (or Emacs with Mule-UCS, or Martin> some such). Martin> In GNU Emacs, you see the effect of the coding: directive in the Martin> Emacs status line. Just try the attached file, it will indicate Martin> "R" for KOI8-R. Not sure about XEmacs.
I use XEmacs 21.4.5 (non-MULE). I see nothing particularly interesting when visiting that file. Apropos doesn't indicate there is a variable named "coding" either. I see ":encoding", an undocumented variable. Everything else containing "coding" is more complex and seems package-specific (tramp, vm, ediff, etc). Perhaps using MULE would make a difference.