[Mailman-i18n] Problem with Danish characters?

Kaja P. Christiansen kaja at cs.au.dk
Thu Apr 23 15:49:06 CEST 2009

Hi all,

I have (so far) been unable to show correctly Danish characters
in the names of the list members. Let me give 2 examples.

Say I create a list 'test' and subscribe a member like here:
      newlist -l da test kaja at cs.au.dk kaja
      echo "Kaja Jørgensen <kaja at cs.au.dk>" | add_members -r - -a n -w n test
to which Mailman responds with:
      Tilmeldt: Kaja Jørgensen <kaja at cs.au.dk>

So far so good. Now I ask for the membership list with
      list_members -f test
and receive back:
      Kaja J?rgensen <kaja at cs.au.dk>

I edit the membership list from the web page:
- go to Membership List
- replace member name Kai Nielsen with Kai Jørgensen Nielsen (looks good)
- submit changes
- go to another web membership page, then back to one with 'Kai...'
   and see: Kai J&#248;rgensen Birger Nielsen

Relevant settings in .../mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py are:
   # Charset and Encoding
   DEFAULT_CHARSET = 'iso-8859-1'
   VERBATIM_ENCODING = ['iso-8859-1']

We've been using Mailman for yers. Currently running v. is 2.1.11 on
Linux (RHEL 5.3). Could you help? Perhaps point me to a previous thread
on this list which provides a solution?


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