I have files in Markdown, saved in a Dropbox folder. One of them replaces characters with angled bracket sequences. For example a
git diff no-index between the saved file and a copy-paste of the text to a new file gives:
-# `Package <81><B4>julia-mode-0.3<81><B4> is unavailable.` +# `Package ´julia-mode-0.3´ is unavailable.`
Other sequences are
<91><A1><AD> for ellipsis (
<81><A0> for a space,
<86><A4> for the euro sign
<91><A1><B0> for opening double quote,
<91><A1><B1> for closing double quote,
<86><A1> for opening single quote,
<86><A2> for closing single quote.
emacs-mule-unix in the original buffer and
utf-8-unix in the buffer with the copy-pasted content.
Many other files in the same folder have recently stopped showing with proper formatting. They list
Fundamental in the mode line instead of
Markdown. The characters display properly. Many of these buffers have a variable
As I started having these issues around the same time, I believe they are related. Since the characters display fine in Emacs, it's not a question of converting the buffer from one encoding to another (as many of the threads I have found).
How can I save all of these buffers back to
utf8-unix, and what triggered this behavior?