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Re: [Nmh-workers] quotes in personal names

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] quotes in personal names
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 12:27:19 +0000

Hi Carl,

> MS Outlook (and maybe other mailers) inserts double quotes around the
> personal names in header lines, like this:
>     From: "Nobody Special" <address@hidden>
> Unfortunately, the current version of nmh doesn't remove these quotes,
> so they appear in the output of 'scan,' which is irritating.  I fixed
> this for my nmh by hacking fmt_scan.c so that the friendly() command
> removes the double quotes. 
> Is there an "offical" way to remove the quotes already present in nmh?
> If not, I can send a patch for fmt_scan.c to do it.

Are the double quotes considered special by any relevant RFC?  If they
are then does any processing need to happen to the double quoted string
if the double quotes are removed?  If not, then I'd rather friendly()
left them there as they are characters the user has, maybe indirectly,
decided to put there.  Perhaps a rmdq() can be added to process
friendly()'s output?



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