[Mailman-i18n] Subject lines in Archives

Ben Gertzfield che@debian.org
Tue, 02 Apr 2002 21:21:19 +0900

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    Ben> We will probably need some general fallback to replace
    Ben> completely unknown charsets with some safe US-ASCII text.  Do
    Ben> you think you could add this?  Say, something like "(text
    Ben> with unknown encoding)".

    Martin> For the index, this might be a good idea. For the article,
    Martin> I'd prefer if there are some traces left of the original
    Martin> subject. E.g. if it is quoted-printable, you can often
    Martin> guess the subject from only the ASCII parts in it -
    Martin> atleast for the Latin languages.

Yes, I agree.  We just don't want to create files with invalid
encodings; mixing encodings in a single HTML file is a recipe
for disaster!

    Martin> OTOH, Mailman should IMO support all widely-used encodings
    Martin> out of the box; then this might not be an issue anymore.

This will happen eventually, but 2.1 will be the first release with
*any* international support, so there are bound to be a large number
of encodings we miss. (I'm thinking of all the Windows ones, here.)


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