[Mailman-Users] Default cahrset for 'de' to ISO8859-15/UTF-8?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Nov 4 22:36:17 CET 2008

tct13 wrote:
>I am Romanian and want MM to use utf-8 encoding because iso-8859-2
>(current MM charset for Romanian) is not commonly used due its wrong
>display of s and t letters.
>I would really appreciate if you would tell us what changes you have made
>to your MM instance so German can have utf-8 encoding.
>I have tried changing only the line in mm_cfg.py/Defaults.py
>add langauge ("Romanian", ....... charset="utf-8")
>but that's not enough.

You also have to use iconv or something similar to transliterate
messages/ro/LC-MESSAGES/mailman.po and templates/ro/* from iso-8859-2
to utf-8 and change the charset= parameter on the Content-Type: header
in messages/ro/LC-MESSAGES/mailman.po and then use msgfmt or Mailman's
bin/msgfmt.py to update messages/ro/LC-MESSAGES/mailman.mo from

>After I make this change I end up with stuck emails 
>(MM doesn't deliver them any more). 

If you check Mailman's error log, you'll probably find uncaught
exceptions due to trying to process iso-8859-2 templates and/or
messages as utf-8.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list