[Mailman-Developers] MM2.1 playground on python.org

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 22:49:23 -0500

>>>>> "BG" == Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org> writes:

>>>>> "BAW" == Barry A Warsaw <barry@zope.com> writes:
>>>>> "BG" == Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org> writes:

    BAW> Yup, there's a traceback in logs/error (attached below).
    BAW> Probably due to the lack of installed Japanese codecs.  I'll
    BAW> have to make Mailman robust against this situation, and then
    BAW> install the codec on python.org.

    BG> I thought I had done that in my latest patch.. hrm.  Well, I
    BG> guess the best thing to do in the case of Japanese is to just
    BG> send mails in English if the Japanese codecs are not
    BG> installed.

    BG> Sending mails in broken EUC-JP (long headers will not work) is
    BG> not really an option.  So we should put in a hacklet for
    BG> Japanese and Chinese to send internally generated emails in
    BG> English if the codecs are not found.

Does it have to be a special-cased hack?  Can we just always fall back
to English if the codec can't be found?

Do you have any suggestions for where the patch ought to go?