[Mailman-i18n] Polish language template files
mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jan 18 18:31:52 EST 2017
On 01/18/2017 02:50 PM, Mark Dale wrote:
> At the risk of adding uninformed comments into this discussion, I have
> installed and tested using the Polish language files in:
> 1. Mailman 2.1.23 release
> 2. Stefan's files
> 2. Mark's files
> The test was to view what a user would see when they subscribed to list
> that was using Polish - on the webpages and the email they received.
Thank you for testing and reporting. I think your report is helpful.
> The server is Debian running Nginx, with Postfix and Mailman 2.1.23.
> The email used to view the "Subscribed" emails was webmail and desktop
> When using the Mailman 2.1.23 release language files, the "question
> marks" appear in both the webpages and the emails.
I am surprised that there are issues with the emails. The emails should
be sent with RFC 2047 encoded subjects similar to
which renders as
Subject: Witaj na liście "List1"
and with the header
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-2"
which declares the body character set to be iso-8859-2
> When using Stefan's files, both the webpages and emails display
> correctly, showing the Polish letters with their diacritics.
And in this case, with utf-8 encoded email templates, the utf-8
characters should be garbled because of the charset="iso-8859-2" in the
> When using Mark's files, the webpages display correctly, but the emails
> show the "question marks" in place of the Polish letters.
I didn't change any of the templates used in emails. Since they aren't
html, html entities don't work for them.
So, the change that I made replacing non-ascii iso-8859-2 characters in
the html templates improves the display of those web pages which is
exactly what it was intended to do.
What I don't understand is why the emails are garbled with iso-8859-2
templates and not with utf-8 templates unless you changed Mailman's
character set for Polish to utf-8. If in fact you did that, then you do
need utf-8 encoded templates and message catalog for Polish.
So the question remains, what is the character set in the definition
add_language('pl', _('Polish'), 'iso-8859-2', 'ltr')
in Defaults.py or overridden in mm_cfg.py. If it is 'iso-8859-2' as
shown and not 'utf-8' I am at a loss to understand why your emails are
garbled with iso-8859-2 templates and not with utf-8 templates.
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