(emacs)European Display


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European Character Set Display
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   Emacs can display accented characters, assuming the font in use
supports them.  The `M-x standard-display-european' command toggles
European character display.  When enabled, Emacs displays characters
according to the ISO 8859 Latin-1 encoding for European languages; when
disabled, Emacs uses octal notation for all characters not specified by
the ordinary ASCII standard.  Load the library `iso-syntax' to specify
the correct syntactic properties for the character codes 128 and above.

   With a prefix argument, `M-x standard-display-european' enables
European character display if and only if the argument is positive.

   If your terminal can send character codes 128 and up to represent
ISO Latin-1 characters, execute the following expression to enable
Emacs to understand them:

     (set-input-mode (car (current-input-mode))
                     (nth 1 (current-input-mode))
                     0)

Otherwise, you can load the library `iso-transl' to turn the key `C-x
8' into a "compose character" prefix for entry of the extra ISO Latin-1
printing characters.  `C-x 8' is good for insertion (in the minibuffer
as well as other buffers), for searching, and in any other context
where a key sequence is allowed.

   If you enter non-ASCII ISO Latin-1 characters often, you might find
ISO Accents mode convenient.  When this minor mode is enabled, the
characters ``', `'', `"', `^', `/' and `~' modify the following letter
by adding the corresponding diacritical mark to it, if possible.  To
enter one of those six special characters, type a space after it.

   Some of those characters have a corresponding "dead key" accent
character in the ISO Latin-1 character set; to enter that character,
type the corresponding ASCII character twice.  For example, `''' enters
the Latin-1 character acute-accent (character code 0264).

   In addition to the accented letters, you can use these special
sequences in ISO Accents mode to enter certain other ISO Latin-1
characters:

`~C'
     `C' with cedilla.

`~D'
     `D' with stroke.

`~c'
     `c' with cedilla.

`~d'
     `d' with stroke.

`~<'
     Left guillemet.

`~>'
     Right guillemet.

   This feature is available whenever a key sequence is expected: for
ordinary insertion, for searching, and for certain command arguments.

   To enable or disable ISO Accents mode, use the command `M-x
iso-accents-mode'.  This command affects only the current buffer.


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