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Re: gnus should accept UTF8 even if UTF-8 is standard

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: gnus should accept UTF8 even if UTF-8 is standard
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:39:41 +0900
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/23.0.60 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) MULE/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

In article <address@hidden>, Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 04:30:10 +0800 address@hidden wrote: 
>>> Gnus cannot deal with
>>> From: =?UTF8?B?5b+g576p5Z+66YeR5pyD?= <address@hidden>
>>> From: =?UTF-8?B?5b+g576p5Z+66YeR5pyD?= <address@hidden>
>>> One needs  ^a dash here. Mutt has no problem.
>>> Same with utf8 vs. utf-8.

>>> How can one add utf8 and UTF8 as aliases in one's .gnus.el awaiting
>>> your fix to filter down?

> I thinks this should work.  Can you test it?

> (define-coding-system-alias 'utf8 'utf-8)
> (define-coding-system-alias 'UTF8 'utf-8)

> I think if this is to be fixed, it's in Emacs
> (lisp/international/mule-conf.el).  I don't know if it's been discussed
> before (I did a search, no results except for some BBDB issues) so I'm
> CCing emacs-devel as well.  The fix seems reasonable to me as a user
> convenience.  It's very unlikely it will cause problems.  But I don't
> know for sure, so please tell me if I'm wrong.

I agree that defining those aliases causes no problem.

Kenichi Handa

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