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Re: [Nmh-workers] Fixing decoding of quoted messages in replies

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Fixing decoding of quoted messages in replies
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:18:05 +0100

markus schnalke wrote:
>during the next weeks I intend to fix the annoying problem of still
>encoded message text in quoted replies.

That would certainly be a cool thing to have working.

>Has anyone of you already worked on this? Has nayone information that
>can help me?

You might be interested in this:

which I wrote back in 2008(!) about nmh's MIME handling issues.
Basically there are a number of intertwined problems. My major
concern would be that in fixing de-encoding when composing
replies we don't accidentally paint ourselves into a corner
for the UI/config settings for getting the larger issues right.

>For users in non-English speaking countries such issues matter much.
>Using nmh though is currently pretty tough. ;-)

I completely agree. I'll try to make some time to take another
look at this some time this week. (I'm at the Ubuntu Developer
Summit so I'm in a free software kind of mood anyway :-))

-- PMM

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