.emacs error in developer's handbook (section 2.7) standard-display-european & cannot load hilit19

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Jul 19 13:37:00 UTC 2019

Brian Phillips <stringchopper at gmail.com> writes:

> I'm trying to use the .emacs configuration listed in the FreeBSD
> Developer's Handbook, 2.7, and I get these error messages for which google
> isn't helping (this neophyte) much. Can someone point me in the right
> direction for fixing the 'standard-display-european' issue as well as the
> 'cannot open load file ... hilit19' problem?
> -----------------------------------
> Warning (i18n): ‘standard-display-european’ is semi-obsolete; see its doc
> string for details
> Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading
> ‘/home/brian/.emacs’:
> File is missing: Cannot open load file, No such file or directory, hilit19
> To ensure normal operation, you should investigate and remove the
> cause of the error in your initialization file.  Start Emacs with
> the ‘--debug-init’ option to view a complete error backtrace.
> -----------------------------------

It looks like hilit19 isn't part of emacs any more.

I'm a heavy emacs user, but I never used it, so I can't really advise on
what should replace it in the sample emacs configuration you
mention. Removing the whole "(if window-system"  clause would probably
be reasonable for now.

Be well.

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