i am working with Emacs as my editor for quite a long time.
Yesterday, out of the sudden, Emacs presented me all mutated german vowels as octal numbers. I have tried some things, but nothing worked, Emacs is obviously not interested in interpreting his own setting(?). For example if i tell him to Set the language environment to german, he is still presenting octals, so that, for example a word like "für" is written as "f\303\274r", which makes the whole text unreadable, "Körpergrößen" for example is written as "K\303\266rpergr\303\266\303\237en" which makes the whole text worthless for editing.
This octals are shown in the old text, if i write new mutated umlaute, then they are disappearing if i save and open it again !?
p.s.: the category "init-file" is only chosen because otherwise i could not post this question.... pps.: i am working on Windows 7