[Mailman-i18n] "Funny" characters in real names?

Martin v. L÷wis loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de
06 Oct 2002 18:38:28 +0200

loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de (Martin v. L÷wis) writes:

> In GNU Emacs, the situation is slightly different: It recognizes a few
> Unicode subsets, like mule-unicode-0100-24ff, mule-unicode-2500-33ff,
> and mule-unicode-e000-ffff. Notice that this excludes the CJK
> ideographs.

As a follow-up, Emacs now also has a defcustom setting
utf-translate-cjk (in the mule group), which is off by default. If
activated, reading UTF-8 will convert the CJK ranges to equivalent
characters from jisx0208, gb2312, or ksc5601. In turn, if proper fonts
are installed, Emacs can also display CJK Unicode characters.

This goes together with utf-fragment-on-decoding, which arranges to
convert UTF-8 strings into iso-8859 where possible (in particular for
Greek and Cyrillic), so that, given proper fonts, Greek and Cyrillic
can also be displayed.