This chapter covers the special issues relating to characters and how they are stored in strings and buffers.
|• Text Representations:||How Emacs represents text.|
|• Disabling Multibyte:||Controlling whether to use multibyte characters.|
|• Converting Representations:||Converting unibyte to multibyte and vice versa.|
|• Selecting a Representation:||Treating a byte sequence as unibyte or multi.|
|• Character Codes:||How unibyte and multibyte relate to codes of individual characters.|
|• Character Properties:||Character attributes that define their behavior and handling.|
|• Character Sets:||The space of possible character codes is divided into various character sets.|
|• Scanning Charsets:||Which character sets are used in a buffer?|
|• Translation of Characters:||Translation tables are used for conversion.|
|• Coding Systems:||Coding systems are conversions for saving files.|
|• Input Methods:||Input methods allow users to enter various non-ASCII characters without special keyboards.|
|• Locales:||Interacting with the POSIX locale.|
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