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Re: [Nmh-workers] repl and mime handling

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] repl and mime handling
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:28:29 -0500

>> - If we have to choose one, the only logical choice is Unicode (which in
>>   practice means UTF-8; maybe UTF-16, but a trip through the format
>>   code made me think that UTF-8 is probably the only real choice).
>One very reasonable option would be to use the current locale default.
>This is what the current mh-format decode() does. The current locale is
>also what you can expect the terminal to display correctly and the
>user's text editor to handle.

The decode() function has an easier job since the character set
is embedded in the string to be decoded.  It gets a lot harder to
do this in the general case within all of nmh.


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