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Re: [Nmh-workers] Understanding nmh (aka. What's the goal) [ really non-

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Understanding nmh (aka. What's the goal) [ really non-ASCII message bodies ]
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 12:31:52 -0800

> Probably parts of what I said were ``lost in translation'' as English
> is not my native language.
> I explain again what I meant:
> Using non-ASCII chars in the mail *body* together with Jon's
> attachment system leads to the following cases:
> (1) no attachments & only ASCII -> no MIME; everything well
> (2) attachments & only ASCII -> MIME; everything well
> (3) attachments & non-ASCII -> MIME; everything well
> (4) no attachments & non-ASCII -> no MIME; the message contains
>     non-ASCII chars; the recipient can not know which charset the
>     non-ASCII chars had been.
> To cover case 4, one needs to run mime at the whatnow prompt manually.
> meillo

Actually, I think that I figured that out.  Maybe you haven't gotten through
the stack of emails yet.  The summary is:

 1.  The #4 case is not "legit" in rfc-land.  That doesn't mean that it wouldn't
     be a good idea to add convenience functionality.

 2.  I suggested an alternate way to do this which I think is simpler, doesn't
     break anything, and works from the LANG environment variable so that the
     charset information wouldn't have to be configured on a per-user basis.


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