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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh architecture discussion: format engine character s

From: Earl Hood
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh architecture discussion: format engine character set
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:36 -0500
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On 8/11/2015 11:33 AM, Ken Hornstein wrote:

Well, this works great if your locale is UTF-8.  But ... what happens
if your email address contains UTF-8, and your locale setting is

Let me expand on this a bit, because I didn't explain it well.
Obviously if your locale is ISO-8859-1, you probably won't have an email
address that contains UTF-8.  But ... what if you get an email with
a 'From' address that contains UTF-8, , and you want to reply to it?
Right now convert stuff to the local character set when constructing the
reply draft; we can't do that here!

Yep.  One apparent deficiency of internalized email headers is the
inability to encode characters.  The MIME non-ASCII encoding syntax is
limited to specific contexts and not applicable for addresses.

An address encoding syntax should exist for the scenario you describe,
allowing one the encode characters that cannot be represented natively
in the current locale.  However, it seems folks no longer want to
support such environments.

I guess if nmh ever encounters the scenario, it just errors out.


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