Eli Zaretskii <eliz@xxxxxxx> writes:
>> Joseph Brenner <doom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> What is the simplest possible thing I can do to convince emacs
>> to never, ever, bug me about what coding system a file should be
>> saved under?
> For what use-cases? Do you type non-ASCII characters? If so, what
> ranges of Unicode or character sets do you use? How often does it
> happen that you edit an existing file and add to it characters from
> character sets that were not there in the first place? Etc., etc.
> Also, how much data loss are you willing to sustain?
> IOW, without further details it is impossible to answer your question.
If it trashed everything but ascii characters, then that'd be my
problem, given the way I just asked the question.
However, it would seem to me that I should be able to just tell the
system to always use latin-1 (or utf-8) when in doubt, and that would
reduce the lossage to near zero.
And yes, I have been reading the docs, and will go back to reading the
docs if I need to; but someone must've been down this road already,
and I thought someone might have an answer off the top of their heads.
(Believe me, I am not the only American boob I've heard complain about