Commit 5bad0796 authored by Dave Love's avatar Dave Love

Doc fixes.

(Fdefine_coding_system_alias): Use names, not symbols, in
coding-system-alist.
parent b2b3bb62
......@@ -46,8 +46,8 @@ Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA. */
CODING SYSTEM
Coding system is an object for a encoding mechanism that contains
information about how to convert byte sequence to character
A coding system is an object for an encoding mechanism that contains
information about how to convert byte sequences to character
sequences and vice versa. When we say "decode", it means converting
a byte sequence of a specific coding system into a character
sequence that is represented by Emacs' internal coding system
......@@ -57,12 +57,12 @@ CODING SYSTEM
In Emacs Lisp, a coding system is represented by a Lisp symbol. In
C level, a coding system is represented by a vector of attributes
stored in the hash table Vcharset_hash_table. The conversion from a
stored in the hash table Vcharset_hash_table. The conversion from
coding system symbol to attributes vector is done by looking up
Vcharset_hash_table by the symbol.
Coding systems are classified into the following types depending on
the mechanism of encoding. Here's a brief descrition about type.
the encoding mechanism. Here's a brief description of the types.
o UTF-8
......@@ -71,12 +71,12 @@ CODING SYSTEM
o Charset-base coding system
A coding system defined by one or more (coded) character sets.
Decoding and encoding are done by code converter defined for each
Decoding and encoding are done by a code converter defined for each
character set.
o Old Emacs' internal format (emacs-mule)
o Old Emacs internal format (emacs-mule)
The coding system adopted by an old versions of Emacs (20 and 21).
The coding system adopted by old versions of Emacs (20 and 21).
o ISO2022-base coding system
......@@ -101,7 +101,7 @@ CODING SYSTEM
o CCL
If a user wants to decode/encode a text encoded in a coding system
If a user wants to decode/encode text encoded in a coding system
not listed above, he can supply a decoder and an encoder for it in
CCL (Code Conversion Language) programs. Emacs executes the CCL
program while decoding/encoding.
......@@ -109,7 +109,7 @@ CODING SYSTEM
o Raw-text
A coding system for a text containing raw eight-bit data. Emacs
treat each byte of source text as a character (except for
treats each byte of source text as a character (except for
end-of-line conversion).
o No-conversion
......@@ -119,13 +119,13 @@ CODING SYSTEM
END-OF-LINE FORMAT
How end-of-line of a text is encoded depends on a system. For
How text end-of-line is encoded depends on operating system. For
instance, Unix's format is just one byte of LF (line-feed) code,
whereas DOS's format is two-byte sequence of `carriage-return' and
`line-feed' codes. MacOS's format is usually one byte of
`carriage-return'.
Since text characters encoding and end-of-line encoding are
Since text character encoding and end-of-line encoding are
independent, any coding system described above can take any format
of end-of-line (except for no-conversion).
......@@ -7628,7 +7628,8 @@ DEFUN ("define-coding-system-alias", Fdefine_coding_system_alias,
}
Fputhash (alias, spec, Vcoding_system_hash_table);
Vcoding_system_alist = Fcons (Fcons (alias, Qnil), Vcoding_system_alist);
Vcoding_system_alist = Fcons (Fcons (Fsymbol_name (alias), Qnil),
Vcoding_system_alist);
return Qnil;
}
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