Subject: Re: Read-line strangeness From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/11/10 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Christopher Browne | By looking at a backtrace, I can see that what it's "freaking at" is | that it's reading a line with a name that contains a "funny | international accent," which presumably isn't fitting well into | ISO-8859-1. Windows' apostrophes are usually taken from the typographic are of Unicode and mapped into high control area (0x80-0x9F) just to screw with people who like the ISO 8859-1 standard. | Now, I had been _thinking_ that all this readtable stuff that has been | causing such bluster was pretty irrelevant to me, and that I could, | for the time being, just ignore it from a practical perspective. It has nothing to do with readtables, ut everything to do with external-format processing. | It now seems otherwise; it seems as if I need to attach some sort of | readtable information _somewhere_; I'm not quite clear on where. See your system documentation on the available and default external- format settings to open (and friends). #:Erik -- Al-Gore-ism: a procedure for solving an electoral problem in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation. See also algorithm.