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Re: [Nmh-workers] New mh-mime(7) man page

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] New mh-mime(7) man page
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:18:16 +0000

Hi Ken,

> >     In this case a substitution character will be used for the
> >     characters that cannot be converted.
> >
> > It's always the same character used for all ones that couldn't be
> > converted?  Or does it mean turning “” into ""?
> Weeell … I didn't want to get TOO specific, but since you asked … it's
> not always the same character.  Specifically, if it's a filename (like
> the Content-Disposition "filename" parameter) it gets converted to an
> underscore, because '?' seemed like a lousy default substitution
> character in that particular case since it matches a shell wildcard.
> But '?' in that parameter still ends up as a '?', so maybe that's not
> a valid concern.  Anyway, more detail than I had intended for this man
> page.  This was intended as an overview rather than explicit detail;
> if people think this is appropriate here rather than in
> command-specific man pages, I'd be open to changing that.

I think parameters can be ignored at this level, but as a reader getting
an overview I'd be interested to know if it's a simple replacement with
a constant '?' or more like

    $ recode utf-8..us <<<‘’“”«»…£€¢

Cheers, Ralph.

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