[Mailman-Users] Wrong encoding in moderation request mails with Mailman 2.1.15

Peter Heitzer Peter.Heitzer at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Fri Jun 10 08:17:42 EDT 2016

 >>> On 06/09/2016 at 18:37, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote: 
> On 6/8/16 8:19 AM, Peter Heitzer wrote:
>> If a mail held for moderation has a subject encoded in UTF-8 the subject is

> not correctly displayed in the mail to the moderator and in the
>> web interface. This is not a big issue but I nevertheless want to mention 
> it.
>> Do newer 2.x versions still have this behavior or is it already fixed?
> I'm not sure what you are saying.
> Suppose we have a message with
> Subject: =?utf-8?Q?Try_this_=C4=93?=
> Are you saying the subject is displayed literally as
> =?utf-8?Q?Try_this_=C4=93?=
> or are you saying it is displayed as
> Try this ?
> If the former, it's a bug, but I don't see that in current Mailman 2.1.22+
> If the latter, that's the expected behavior because the character (ē)
> doesn't exist in the character set of the list's preferred language.
> Both the admindb web pages and the notice to the admin are encoded in
> the character set of the list's preferred language. For English, that is
> us-ascii, so non-ascii characters can't be displayed.
It is the latter. If I set the language to german, I get the umlauts displayed
So it is the expected behavior although at least for the web pages I would
have expected to
get the correct display of the subject.

Dipl.-Inform(FH) Peter Heitzer, peter.heitzer at rz.uni-regensburg.de

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