Here are some raw bytes shown in emacs that are printing correctly:
I can see that those are the actual bytes with
od -bc on the command line:
When I use control-space to mark, control-w to cut, and control-y to yank, it drops something different:
od -bc confirms it is different:
How do I faithfully cut and paste the first thing, which has the raw bytes I want?
I'm using Emacs 22.1.1 on OS X.
(This is a place name, Łódź.)
EDIT: I did not find how to edit raw bytes in general. However, for my bytes, it was sufficient to edit the file in the "cp1250" encoding. I did this with:
C-x C-m c cp1250-unix RET C-x C-f <filename>
described here. (The "unix" part means to leave line endings alone.)