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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: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 08:28:44 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> In <address@hidden> Richard Stallman wrote:

>> I'd say this design decision will certainly cause subtle bugs, such as
>> the one we are discussing in this thread.  I suggest to modify the
>> design to not use encoded strings internally.

>     I hastened to change the nndoc code so as to use encoded group
>     names but I agree with you.  Though to implement it will take
>     efforts and a long time, I think it is a subject to have to be
>     solved in the future anyway.

> I don't entirely understand that statement.
> Are you about to fix this now, or do you think it should be
> delayed?

I've already fixed the nndoc code in both the Gnus CVS trunk and
the v5-10 branch (it will be merged into the Emacs CVS soon).
Although I haven't yet changed the handling of non-ASCII group
names (that is, Gnus still represents them in the utf-8 encoded
style internally), it won't trouble users.

I agree with making Gnus encode non-ASCII group names only when
communicating with nntp servers, and I (or someone?) will try it
in the future.  I think it should be done in the Gnus trunk
first, and it will take time for coding, testing, and possibly
bug fixing.  So, importing it into Emacs will probably be
inevitably delayed.  At the present time, I don't know whether
it is days, weeks or years.


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