[Mailman-Users] Unicode in daily digest

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jul 8 17:15:01 CEST 2009

Naresh Cuntoor wrote:
> I am an administrator for a mailing list that uses unicode
> extensively. Mails containing unicode are garbled in daily digest
> mode. The same mail with unicode is faithfully transmitted in
> individual email mode (i.e., when a list member signs up to receive
> mails directly instead of digest mode).

MIME format digests should contain the individual messages in their
original character sets and should not be a problem.

Plain format digests are converted to the character set of the list's
preferred language (us-ascii for English language). Thus, unicodes in the
original message which are not representable in the character set of the
list's preferred language will be replaced by the 'unknown' character.

If this is the issue in your case, your users can get MIME digests, or if
your list's preferred language is English, you can change its character
set to utf-8.

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

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