Commit 763e01c4 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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(Rmail Coding) <rmail-redecode-body>: Remove stale documentation of

possible problems with redecoding.
parent fc9682ad
2009-02-07 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* rmail.texi (Rmail Coding) <rmail-redecode-body>: Remove stale
documentation of possible problems with redecoding.
2009-02-03 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* rmail.texi (Out of Rmail): Mention b2m.pl.
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......@@ -1098,24 +1098,10 @@ its characters displayed as empty boxes, this may have happened.
You can correct the problem by decoding the message again using the
right coding system, if you can figure out or guess which one is
right. To do this, invoke the @kbd{M-x rmail-redecode-body} command.
It reads the name of a coding system, encodes the message body using
whichever coding system was used to decode it before, then redecodes
it using the coding system you specified. If you specified the right
It reads the name of a coding system, and then redecodes the message
using the coding system you specified. If you specified the right
coding system, the result should be readable.
Decoding and encoding using the wrong coding system is lossless for
most encodings, in particular with 8-bit encodings such as iso-8859 or
koi8. So, if the initial attempt to redecode the message didn't
result in a legible text, you can try other coding systems until you
succeed.
With some coding systems, notably those from the iso-2022 family,
information can be lost in decoding, so that encoding the message
again won't bring back the original incoming text. In such a case,
@code{rmail-redecode-body} cannot work. However, the problems that
call for use of @code{rmail-redecode-body} rarely occur with those
coding systems. So in practice the command works when you need it.
@node Rmail Editing
@section Editing Within a Message
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FIXME: Add more mbox merge details
*** The command `rmail-redecode-body' no longer accepts the optional arg RAW.
Since Rmail now holds messages in their original undecoded form in a
separate buffer, `rmail-redecode-body' no longer encodes the original
message, and therefore there should be no need to avoid encoding it.
** TeX modes
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*** New option latex-indent-within-escaped-parens
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