[Mailman-Developers] [ mailman-Bugs-222962 ] Umlauts are behaving badly

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Bugs item #222962, was opened at 2000-11-20 06:18
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Category: Pipermail
>Group: 2.0.x
>Status: Closed
>Resolution: Out of Date
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Umlauts are behaving badly

Initial Comment:

Umlaut characters and our nice scandinavic characters are behaving badly in the pipermail archives. As an example see the archive:
http://oh3tr.ele.tut.fi/pipermail/moppe-archive/

All :s and :s are displayed like "=E4"  in the message body. If there 
are those characters in the subject the subject line will appear as total mess.

This could be corrected if those 8bit characters would be allowed to go through the archiver as they are. At the moment the text version is also messed with those =E4 characters.

Tested versions: up to Pipermail 0.05 (Mailman 2.0beta5). 





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>Comment By: Barry A. Warsaw (bwarsaw)
Date: 2002-08-23 18:37

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I'm sure all this stuff is resolved in the latest MM2.1 betas.

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Comment By: Gisle Hannemyr (gisleh)
Date: 2001-11-08 07:42

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The submitter states that "This could be corrected if those 8bit characters would be allowed to go through the archiver as they are".  This is wrong.  Mailers these days use quoted-printable encoding for 8-bit characters, and the archiver need to be aware om MIME headers and content encodings and decode things correctly (just like a MUA need to be).

As Bernard has already stated, this is a missing feature, but an important one!

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Comment By: Bernhard Reiter (ber)
Date: 2000-12-08 09:26

Message:
Pipermail cannot handle mime messages and content encodings well. You could also say that it is missing the most part from being a nice mail archiving program.

Mailman also needs to be internationalised.
(Which is long overdue...but obviously somebody has to jump in there.)

So it is not really bug, it is a missing feature.
You could alternatively use a _real_ external mail archiving program. There are two I know of (both have their own problems) monarch and hypermail.

	Bernhard

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Comment By: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Date: 2000-11-23 19:43

Message:
Yes, I would also like MIME-decoding of the subject-line in the header. I tested the release version now, and the same behavious is still there.

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