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Emacs: Problems, solutions and tips

This page discusses the GNU Emacs and it use on the Corpus machine.

Emacs packages needed for language technology and corpora

  • nXML for editing XML documents. It provides a comprehensive validation while you edit the file. The nXML package can cope with fairly large files conveniently (say 10,000 lines) big ones slow the processing down. See http://www.thaiopensource.com/nxml-mode/ for more information on nXML.

Open problems with Emacs on Corpus machine

  • How to use Unicode (UTF-8) with Emacs on the Corpus machine? (This includes saving and processing the text in UTF-8, entering Unicode characters, proper fonts on the screen, using Emacs in character mode and with a windowing system like X or Windows, etc.) See some links below.

Tips in using Emacs

Problems on Emacs use with solutions

Problem: Emacs does not save my file in Latin1 even if the file was in Latin1 when I loaded it.
Solution: C-x RET c iso-latin-1-unix (command universal-coding-system-argument) just before saving the file. See Emacs documentation on coding systems for alternative methods. (Is there an easy way to force Emacs to use Latin1 as a default when saving files?)

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-- KimmoKoskenniemi - 18 Jun 2007
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