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[vox-tech] Re: charset messiness and mutt (was: a vim question (and germ
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[vox-tech] Re: charset messiness and mutt (was: a vim question (and german))

Try ^T in the attachment screen, this'll let you change the
Content-Type/charset of the message.

On Monday, Aug 12 2002, Henry House spake thus:
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 02:40:15PM -0700, Micah Cowan wrote:
> > Henry House writes:
> >  > On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 02:15:00PM -0700, Micah Cowan wrote:
> >  > [...]
> >  > > None of those characters are showing up, here - Mutt didn't set the
> >  > > encoding, so ASCII is being assumed in VM... just FYI...
> >  > 
> >  > How disturbing. Looks like mutt encoded my message as UTF-8, which your
> >  > system presumably cannot display. (My locale is en_US.UTF-8.) It should not
> >  > do that, since I did not use any Unicode chars in my message that are not
> >  > part of Latin-1. I shall investigate this further and possibly file a bug
> >  > against mutt.
> > 
> > I doubt the UTF-8 has anything much to do with mutt, but rather what encoding
> > you used from your text editor (vim, I presume). Mutt doesn't reencode
> > text, to my knowledge...
> In fact it does, as I just determined from a few test mesages. At least, my
> version (1.4.0) does ;-). If a message uses exclusively the subset of Unicode
> that may be reŽncoded as Latin-1 losslessly, mutt performs that reŽncoding.
> > The real problem, though, is the fact that Mutt didn't indicate UTF-8
> > (or any other) encoding in the headers, so VM was at a loss; VM is an
> > Emacs mode, and Emacs/Mule has little trouble with UTF-8, so I doubt
> > my system can't handle it. Mutt probably wasn't able (or else wasn't
> > configured) to automatically detect UTF-8 encoding.
> Indeed.
> > You should probably double-check your vim settings or whatever...
> Vim settings are unrelated; both programs use UTF-8 (unless Mutt changes the
> encoding.)
> -- 
> Henry House
> The attached file is a digital signature. See <http://romana.hajhouse.org/pgp>

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