Talk:Mandriva Linux 2008 RC 2 (aka Kepler)

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Unicode

Emacs 22.1

Emacs 22 is now utf-8 compatible for Asian languages. This is a major feature. Emacs 21 was only partially able to handle unicode texts: Arabic and Russian texts could be mixed with other roman languages but Asian could not. Now it is easy to mix Japanese as well Chinese characters with Arabic, French and Russian in the same text and to save the buffer as a utf-8 encoded text. Pasting (from a browser for example) a utf-8 selected text into a utf-8 emacs buffer is still not warranted with some Asian languages but work is in progress.

This high improvement has a price and many old emacs packages are no more working and should be patched.

Also Emacs 22 is now including 'tramp' by default which lets you edit and manage files via dired on remote machines using a secured transaction like ssh. For example:

^X^Mcutf-8^X^F/username@bar.com:/var/www/html/foobar.utf-8.wiki 

will edit the unicode file 'foobar.utf8.wiki' on the remote server bar.com with a login 'username' . --nbrouard 22:36, 25 September 2007 (CEST)

Perl

On Mandriva 2007 spring, perl-5.8.8 was not utf-8 compatible. Does any one know what's on now?--nbrouard 22:36, 25 September 2007 (CEST)

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