[Mailman-Users] iso-8859-8-i messages goes to the shunt directory

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Mon Nov 7 13:07:50 CET 2005

lkolchin at univ.haifa.ac.il wrote:

> Hello All,
> I have the following of problem:
> When message sent to the list in Hebrew Language in iso-8859-8-i encoding, it doesn't sent and goes directly to /var/lib/mailman/qfiles/shunt,
> so I have to run /usr/lib/mailman/bin/unshunt manually to release these messages. 
> But then these messages released, the subject line of these messages is empty.
> Here are some headers of these kind of messages:
> Content-Type: text/html;
>  charset="iso-8859-8-i"
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> Subject: =?iso-8859-8-i?B?Rnc6IPf46eDkIODn+OXw5CDs8OXx8untIOz08Okg5OTu+ODkIA==?=
> What's the problem here and how can I solve it?

It looks like python official codecs don't support RFC-1556 
bi-directional handling of Arabic and Hebrew charsets.  I really don't 
know how we should solve this but how about this following patch?
You may also want to add your language description in mm_cfg.py (see 
Defaults.py for the format).

% diff -u paths.py.orig paths.py
--- paths.py.orig       Mon Nov  7 20:38:34 2005
+++ paths.py    Mon Nov  7 20:51:21 2005
@@ -58,3 +58,12 @@
  # changes this.
  import korean
  import korean.aliases
+# Arabic and Hebrew encoding aliases
+import encodings.aliases
+    'iso_8859_6_e': 'iso8859_6',
+    'iso_8859_6_i': 'iso8859_6',
+    'iso_8859_8_e': 'iso8859_8',
+    'iso_8859_8_i': 'iso8859_8',

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

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