[Mailman-Users] Language encoding and digests...

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Thu Apr 5 23:02:08 CEST 2007

Krystal F. Zipfel wrote:
> Random question, and unfortunately I'm having trouble finding answers 
> since most of the things I have found aren't in my language...
> Has anyone here ever attempted to use EUC-JP encoding along with 
> digests? I recently ran into an issue with a list whom was using 
> Japanese as they're language, and the digest mbox file actually caused 
> any other list on that server to not receive digests and I have 
> absolutely no clue why or how.

I don't fully understand your situation but there is a common problem in 
Japanese people who don't care (or ignorant) about 'machine dependent 
characters' like number in circle or double width roman numerals.  If 
those characters are used in 'iso-2022-jp' declaration of charset, 
mailman and python codecs fail to process such characters and single 
processes like 'cron/senddigests' stops working.

My advice is to remove (or rename for later inspection) the digest.mbox 
file from the Japanese list directory and set digestable=0 if they keep 
using the 'machine dependent characters'.

> Just a thought,
> Krystal
> ------------------------------------------------------

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

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