Subject: bug#1654: 23.0.60; auto encoding detection
(detect-coding-region) not working

Kenichi Handa <handa@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> In article <ukwsabwo8x.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, poppyer
> <poppyer@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> But for the big5, in the list returned by
>> "(detect_coding_region (region-beginning) (region-end))",
>> there is not big5. I do understand that gbk and big5's sequences might
>> not be easy to distinguish, but in this case, both encodings are
>> compatible to the input literal text, so both should be in the returned
>> list. Am
>> I right?
> You are right. But, the current Emacs can't have both GBK
> and Big5 in a list of coding systems to try for detecting
> because they are in the same category of coding-system
> (i.e. charset-base). I know that this restriction is not
> good, and improving it is in my todo list, but I still don't
> have a time to work on it.

Thanks, that is clear.