[Mailman-Users] Problem with Farsi characters

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Mar 26 21:27:30 CET 2013

On 3/25/2013 5:35 PM, Javad Hoseini wrote:
> But mailman sends only some peculiar numbers and letters instead of Farsi text. It writes something like this in the beginning of 
> welcome email:
> 29 at 592&625&2wfo

It's hard to see without seeing the actual welcome email message, but my
guess is that the welcome message specifies the character set of the
body as one which doesn't support the Farsi characters, e.g. an English
language list with character set us-ascii, but possibly some other
language with a non-utf-8 character set.

If it is English and us-ascii and you have sufficient access to the
Mailman installation, you can change the character set to utf-8 as
outlined in the post at

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