[Mailman-i18n] encoding problem in cron/mailpasswds

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Sat Dec 4 02:48:07 CET 2004

Bartosz Sawicki wrote:

> Hi there,
> Before new Mailman subversion will be released I'd like to clarify one 
> think inside cron/mailpasswds script. Which in my opinion is buggy for 
> all non unicode translations.
> Polish translation works perfect accept one think - monthy remainder is 
> sended with wrong encoding. Do other of you notice this problem?

Yes, there was a bug report in SF and I believe I fixed it. See

> What for we "Coerce everything to Unicode"?
> If I comment out this two lines in cron/mailpasswds, encoding problem 
> disappers - polish reminders are emailed with proper iso-8859 & QP.
> So if there is not certain reason to "coerce everything", I propose to
> delete this two lines.

There may be chance that a user input his password in a different 
language so passwords should be once transformed unicode. Last code in 
2.1.5 failed to reverse encode into list language. May be we should 
restrict passwords within ascii 7bit characters. ([\x21-\x7f])

Thanks anyway for your comment. I have just fixed a last (hopefully) 
small bug to 'replace' alien charcters. Hope you can check out the 
latest CVS and try if the bug went away.


Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp

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