GNU Emacs Manual. Node: International

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Chapter 16: International Character Set Support

Emacs supports a wide variety of international character sets, including European variants of the Latin alphabet, as well as Chinese, Devanagari (Hindi and Marathi), Ethiopian, Greek, IPA, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Russian, Thai, Tibetan, and Vietnamese scripts. These features have been merged from the modified version of Emacs known as MULE (for ``MULti-lingual Enhancement to GNU Emacs'')

  • International Intro Basic concepts of multibyte characters.
  • Enabling Multibyte Controlling whether to use multibyte characters.
  • Language Environments Setting things up for the language you use.
  • Input Methods Entering text characters not on your keyboard.
  • Select Input Method Specifying your choice of input methods.
  • Multibyte Conversion How single-byte characters convert to multibyte.
  • Coding Systems Character set conversion when you read and write files, and so on.
  • Recognize Coding How Emacs figures out which conversion to use.
  • Specify Coding Various ways to choose which conversion to use.
  • Fontsets Fontsets are collections of fonts that cover the whole spectrum of characters.
  • Defining Fontsets Defining a new fontset.
  • Single-Byte European Support You can pick one European character set to use without multibyte characters.
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