[Mailman-Users] Trying to understand charset encoding in mailman

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Thu Apr 17 19:11:33 CEST 2014

In a message of Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:54:19 +0200, Laura Creighton writes:
>In a message of Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:41:15 -0700, Mark Sapiro writes:
>>The issue is msg_footer is assumed to be in the character set of the
>>list's language, us-ascii by default for English. I don't think Mailman
>>does the right thing in this case.
>>From my perspective, the problem is that by having these things
>defined in mm_cfg.py, all mailman administrators are stuck with 
>whatever decisions their mailman host made for whatever language
>they chose as the default language for their list.  But you and I
>could quite easily both want English(USA) as the default language
>for our lists, but you also want us-ascii while I want utf-8.  The
>way things stand now, we cannot both use the same mailman host, and
>both get what we want, correct?
>Now that my problem has gone from 'getting the EP footers to work' to
>'understanding what exactly is going on here'.  And right now I do not
>see why the charset for the lists' language has to be hard coded in
>mm_cfg.py, nor why there has to be exactly one value for any given language
>which mailman supports.
>Thank you for your patience,
>Still trying to understand here,

Sorry about this note -- mail is arriving in an odd order here.  The mail
where you explained this perfectly arrived after your other mail, so I
was still confused when I wrote this note.


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