> I need to create a text document (HTML, actually) that contains
> unicode characters coresponding to kana and kanji characters in the
> Japanese language. I can't make head or tail of Mule, and am not
> sure how to either load a file or save a file containing such
> characters, or even type such characers. I'm running emacs on Win98
> and have a Kanji font installed.
You can enter Japanese characters into Emacs right out of the box,
using so-called `input methods'. Type `C-\' to choose one. However,
as to how to use these input methods, you'll have to look at other
Emacs cannot save Unicode format out of the box, however. For this
you need Mule-UCS. It's an add-on package. Once you have it, you can
say `C-x RET f', then choose a utf-8 or utf-16 coding system, then
save your file, and it will be in whatever encoding you chose.
If you put the string `-*- coding: utf-8; -*-' into the first line of
the file, Emacs will save in that encoding automatically. It will
also auto-grok the format of existing files with this line. (It tries
to even without the line, but I'm not sure how well that works.)
Be indiscrete. Do it continuously.