[Mailman-Users] Corrupt Chinese Emails from Subscribe

Greg Sims greg at headingup.net
Wed Nov 12 16:32:43 CET 2014

Thank you for looking into this Stephen.  Here is the text we actually want
to send if we can get it to work.






Thanks again, Greg

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>

> Greg Sims writes:
>  > Here is the URL to subscribe to the list:
>  >
>  > http://www.raystedman.org/daily-devotions/subscribe/chinese
>  >
>  > Thanks for helping Stephen.
>  >
>  > Here is what the original line in verify.txt looks like:
>  >
>  > 订阅邮件列表 %(listname)s 的确认通知
>  >
>  > This appears quite different than the first line you included in your
>  > email.  Do they look the same to you?
> Yes, they do.  But did I forget to tell you that I was once a ranking
> authority on Oriental text encodings, with a book, a chapter in
> another, and three magazine articles on the subject? :-)  Of course I
> cheated and invoked a decoder by hand, getting this:
>     订阅邮件列表 Chinese-Devotion 的确认通知
> My Chinese student tells me that the order of the sentences doesn't
> seem very Chinese (probably a literal translation from the English
> version?), but that each sentence is perfectly intelligible.  So I
> think the problem is that for some reason Apple's mail client refused
> to decode the UTF-8 and display Chinese, or something like that.  The
> mail as sent by Mailman is almost surely not corrupted.
> It will take a day or two for me to get back to this, I have a very
> busy day tomorrow (reporting deadline to my employer for Japanese
> taxes).

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