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bug#464: 23.0.60; [Regression] Implicit utf-8 no longer correctly decode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#464: 23.0.60; [Regression] Implicit utf-8 no longer correctly decoded in gnus
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:36:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>> For the last few weeks gnus no longer correctly displays utf-8 data
>>> in articles or mime-parts which do not explicitly declare themselves
>>> to be utf-8.  Before, this just worked.

Stefan> Can you try to pin down the change that broke it?
Stefan> Using the usual bisection algorithm on dates,

> The best I can say right now is that the last compile that worked was
> before the font-backend branch merged, and the first that didn't work
> was after that merge.

> Gnus takes about an hour to startup, and emacs almost as long to
> compile, so I'll have to setup a separate user account to do the
> bisecting.  It'll take some time.

If you can't bisect, then can you try and provide a simple recipe?


PS: Of course, utf-8 email that is not labelled as such is invalid,
according to the MIME RFCs, so Gnus's current behavior might be
considered as a feature.

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