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Re: [Nmh-workers] Non-ASCII Characters in bodies and subjects

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Non-ASCII Characters in bodies and subjects
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:43:34 -0700

Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> writes:
>Hi Norm,
>> I was surprised and delighted to see that pick understands those
>> headers. But, of course, grep does not.
>It won't gain that capability either AFAICS since it shouldn't have to
>know anything about email-header encoding.  What you're after, the
>long-standing ability to use normal Unix commands on mail files, comes
>down to nmh's storage format.  It's sticking with the RFC'd version of
>encoded headers.  Another system might convert those to native UTF-8 for
>storage, allowing grep to see it.  I suppose nmh could have some
>mhstore/export functionality that put out a version more suited to Unix,
>but having to update it before grepping still wouldn't be as nice as if
>it was the native format just lying there.

So you are saying that "normal unix commands", such as grep, wc, tr etc, do or
someday the GNU versions will, know about UTF-8, at least for file contents, if 
not for file

    Norman Shapiro

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