[Bug 1418448] [NEW] Change encoding of Russian messages to UTF-8 by default

Danil Smirnov 1418448 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Feb 5 11:08:31 CET 2015

Public bug reported:

Koi8-r Russian encoding which is used nowadays by Mailman needs to be
changed to Unicode. In spite of Koi8-r is most respectful Russian
encoding which was in fact standard in ancient times, now it is used on
less than 0.1% of sites
Otherwise, UTF-8 become common encoding for every new

Practically, we need to switch to UTF for letting users of Mailman work
convenient with bin/scripts in console, which now also Unicode-encoded
in most cases. Also most of modern text editors support Unicode by
default and may not support other encodings which make editing of
template files less convenient and even tricky for some cases.

It is not so important for web-interface if we use Russian with English
only, as usual. But if we need to put text in several languages on
customized pages, we couldn't do this with Koi-8r encoding.

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: i18n

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