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Re: [Nmh-workers] forcing a particular character set

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] forcing a particular character set
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 15:14:53 -0800

On Nov 7, 2014, at 2:35 PM, Anthony J. Bentley <address@hidden> wrote:

> Sometimes I want to force a particular character set. Specifically,
> I send PGP mail by pasting ASCII armored encrypted GPG output into
> the editor brought up by comp(1)/repl(1).

And that's your problem.  To pass along character set info you need to use the 
correct MIME structure.  What you want is a top-level multipart/encrypted 
wrapping an application/pgp-encrypted containing a text/plain with the 
appropriate character set attributes attached to it.

RFC1847 defines multipart/encrypted.  RFC3156 documents 

While you might be able to torture nmh into generating this directly, save your 
sanity and write something outside of nmh that builds the encrypted message for 
you.  I'm sure a few minutes with duckduckgo will turn up a boatload of scripts 
that solve this exact problem.


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