Commit 1d83df13 authored by Colin Walters's avatar Colin Walters

(Recognize Coding): Note addition of `auto-coding-functions'.

parent d9f6dfe6
......@@ -793,17 +793,19 @@ explicitly in the file, that overrides
@vindex auto-coding-alist
@vindex auto-coding-regexp-alist
The variables @code{auto-coding-alist} and
@code{auto-coding-regexp-alist} are the strongest way to specify the
coding system for certain patterns of file names, or for files
containing certain patterns; these variables even override
@samp{-*-coding:-*-} tags in the file itself. Emacs uses
@code{auto-coding-alist} for tar and archive files, to prevent it
@vindex auto-coding-functions
The variables @code{auto-coding-alist},
@code{auto-coding-regexp-alist} and @code{auto-coding-functions} are
the strongest way to specify the coding system for certain patterns of
file names, or for files containing certain patterns; these variables
even override @samp{-*-coding:-*-} tags in the file itself. Emacs
uses @code{auto-coding-alist} for tar and archive files, to prevent it
from being confused by a @samp{-*-coding:-*-} tag in a member of the
archive and thinking it applies to the archive file as a whole.
Likewise, Emacs uses @code{auto-coding-regexp-alist} to ensure that
RMAIL files, whose names in general don't match any particular pattern,
are decoded correctly.
RMAIL files, whose names in general don't match any particular
pattern, are decoded correctly. One of the builtin
@code{auto-coding-functions} detects the encoding for XML files.
If Emacs recognizes the encoding of a file incorrectly, you can
reread the file using the correct coding system by typing @kbd{C-x
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