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Re: Rmail/mbox decoding

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Rmail/mbox decoding
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 22:29:58 +0300

> Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 14:50:21 -0400
> From: Paul Michael Reilly <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 10:04:19 -0400
> >> From: Paul Michael Reilly <address@hidden>
> >> Cc: 
> >>
> >> One of the issues that Rmail/mbox needs to address is how to handle the 
> >> content type decoding in order to display a message correctly.
> > 
> > What is different between what Rmail/mbox needs to do and what Rmail
> > does on the trunk now?
> It's my understanding that Rmail/babyl uses Mule whereas Rmail/mbox does 
> not and that this is the root of the issue.

If by "uses Mule" you mean decoding non-ASCII text, then that's the
only way of decoding and encoding text in Emacs.  If Rmail/mbox wants
to be able to display non-ASCII text (and I'm sure it wants), it's
_got_ to "use Mule" for that.  Just like Rmail/Babyl does already.

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