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Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 ... just looking for advice

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 ... just looking for advice
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:24:27 -0500

ralph wrote:
 > Hi Wolfgang,
 > > I think mhfixmsg is a powerful and useful tool, but I can't use it as
 > > I cannot edit the resulting files as my favorite editor gets confused
 > > over the mix of character sets in a single file.
 > A file containing an email in wire format, like nmh's, can have bytes
 > that represent glyphs/runes in a variety of character encodings.  That's
 > both before and after mhfixmsg have looked at it.  vim can't handle that
 > AFAIK.  (Can Emacs?  :-)  There isn't a solution since text/html can't
 > change character encoding because it may have headers that are then
 > wrong, and even if they're altered, which seems like a very bad idea to
 > me, then there's no saying that other aspects of the page don't expect a
 > particular encoding.
 > The solution is to split the single file into multiple ones, then vim
 > sees a single encoding used for the whole file.  Various ways to do that
 > have been mooted here in the past, e.g. an email being a directory
 > structure mirroring the MIME structure.

seems like vim needs a new mode, for editing RFC-5322 files.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 37.8 degrees)

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