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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 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?)


-- KimmoKoskenniemi - 18 Jun 2007
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