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Re: `.newsrc.eld' saves chinese group name in wrong coding

From: Katsumi Yamaoka
Subject: Re: `.newsrc.eld' saves chinese group name in wrong coding
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:21:53 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> In <address@hidden> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 18:03:55 +0900
>> From: Katsumi Yamaoka <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Zhang Wei <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>> All group names should be utf-8 encoded for the internal use in Gnus

> I don't know anything about Gnus, but is this sentence really right?
> Gnus is part of Emacs, and Emacs normally doesn't use encoded strings
> internally, it only encodes them when it writes them to a file or
> sends them to a program.

> Did you perhaps mean ``all group names should use characters from the
> mule-unicode-* character set''?  That would make sense to me.

No, Gnus uses `(encode-coding-string "name" 'utf-8)' as a
group name internally.

IIRC, nntp servers understand utf-8 encoded group names.  So,
someone might have considered making Gnus use them internally is
convenient to communicate with nntp servers.  I'm not quite sure
it is the best way even if the way was easy to enable Gnus to
use non-ASCII group names.

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