I am new to this list and trying to use Mailman
to administer a Japanese language ML.
I have recently installed Mailman. Mailman
no trouble with handling Japanese e-mail messages but
archive files (html) do not display Japanese
characters properly. The problem seems to do
with the html conversion by Mailman.
When Mailman encouters '>' it gets replaced with '>'. In the
case of Japanese (multibyte) messages, this '>' is generally
one byte of double-byte character (Japanese) and as a result
the characters get messed up in html files. Archive files in the
text format does not have this problem.
I am not sure how this problem can be sorted out.
Is there a way wherein the replacement of '>' by '>'
can be avoided. Or is there a way to generate text files
instead of html files.
Thanks in advance.
Osaka City University
"Mikael Sjöblom" wrote:
> Thank you very much for your help but I am sorry I don´t get it.
> What I am trying to do is to rewrite verify.txt (in the templates-folder).
> This file is sent as a mail by mailman when someone has been to the
> subscribe-me-to-this-list-webpage. When I recieve this mail it does not
> contain the swedish characters I have written...
> Should I just write out the codes you sent me in the mailbody? I tried that
> whithout result.
No, text inside mail body are untranslated. Character codes I sent in my
previous messages were intented for HTML code.
> Is there a setting somewhere I have not found?
> I use:
> DEFAULT_CHARSET = 'ISO-8859-1'
> in mm_cfg.py
Uhm, In Defaults.py there is an explanation about this.
# Pipermail assumes that messages bodies contain US-ASCII text.
# Change this option to define a different character set to be used as
# the default character set for the archive. The term "character set"
# is used in MIME to refer to a method of converting a sequence of
# octets into a sequence of characters. If you change the default
# charset, you might need to add it to VERBATIM_ENCODING below.
DEFAULT_CHARSET = None
DEFAULT_CHARSET is intended only to pipermail messages.
You should take a glance to DEFAULT_SERVER_LANGUAGE option at the end of
There is also an explanation about what to do for supporting new
In one file I send to this list named i18n.README.en, is also described
how to deal with catalogues and new languages. All of this can be looked
at the archives.
One more thing, I have understood you have modified general *.txt
located in $prefix/templates but in order to take effect you must copy
them into particular list templates.
/ F \
( O O )
| Juan Carlos Rey Anaya (jcrey(a)uma.es) |
| Servicio Central de informática |
| Universidad de Málaga - España |
I have recently installed mailman and I am now trying to figure out
how to make it accept swedish characters (åäö) in the templates (such
as verify.txt/subscribeack.txt). Can anyone help me out?
I tried to find an answer to that question in the
mailman-i18n-archive but I cant find anything about it there and I
can´t find any documentation about this anywhere.
Thanks in advance!!!
SR Nya Medier