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bug#35507: Gnus mojibakifies UTF-8 text/x-patch attachments from Thunder


From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: bug#35507: Gnus mojibakifies UTF-8 text/x-patch attachments from Thunderbird
Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 15:02:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 02 May 2019 08:01:38 -0400
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> 
>> I understood from Paul's followup in https://debbugs.gnu.org/35507#32
>> that the report is mainly about the case where there is a Content-Type
>> header with a charset field within the body of the attachment.
>
> Yes, that's my understanding as well.  So I guess Gnus should try
> gleaning the charset from there.  The 'undecided' stuff is for when it
> fails, I think.

Question following an initial reading of (info "(elisp) Coding System
Basics"): would it be better in this case to use prefer-utf-8 instead of
undecided?  If not, why not?

Thanks,

-- 
Basil





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