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Re: [Nmh-workers] question about encoded recipient names

From: valdis . kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] question about encoded recipient names
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:11:20 -0400

On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 23:40:03 -0400, Ken Hornstein said:
> I was curious, so I went back and looked ... while MH-6.8.5 couldn't
> decode RFC 2047-encoded headers, that code was added by Richard
> Coleman .... in 1998.  So every release of nmh since 1999 has had
> support for that :-)
> >however:  that being said, neither your one-liner above, nor a
> >"scan -form <nmh-etc-dir>/scan.default" of the messages in question
> >does the right thing.  clearly they should, so clearly now the problem
> >is on my end.
> I see that you figured out it was MM_CHARSET, which leads me to ask
> another question.  I don't actually use MM_CHARSET myself; if it's not
> set then nmh simply falls back to using your locale setting (assuming
> you have support for the nl_langinfo() function).  Why do people use
> MM_CHARSET instead of just their locale setting?

I suspect a lot of old-timers are still dragging that setting around from
1998 when locale settings were still iffy on many systems (which is why
MM_CHARSET was added rather that using the locale setting).

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