[Mailman-Users] Wrong encoding

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Feb 6 23:18:57 CET 2015

On 02/06/2015 10:59 AM, EyeLand wrote:
> Hello, I setup on VPS many mailman lists and on info page of all the public
> mailing lists on ”Description” I see wrong russian encoding like ”ðÒÅÓÓ
> ÃÅÎÔÒ”, there you can see error http://list.ournet.biz/cgi-bin/mailman/
> listinfo, can you consult? Thank you.

It looks like you may have entered the list's description attributes and
probably other things in UTF-8 encoding. It also appears the your
Mailman installation's default language is English.

In Mailman 2.1.15, the encoding for Russian is koi8-r and data for the
web UI needs to be entered in that character set. Also, non-ascii
descriptions will never look right on admin and listinfo overviews
unless the default language for the installation supports the lists

Note that the encoding for Russian is changing in 2.1.19 to utf-8. That
is a hard decision because of impacts on existing lists.

Note that the reply from Danil about changing your web server's default
charset is probably also relevant.

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