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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 16:20:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: "Basil L. Contovounesios" <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>,  <address@hidden>,  <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 15:02:01 +0100
>> 
>> 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?
>
> Because we have no reason to prefer UTF-8 in this case.  No one tells
> us that x-patch will be predominantly encoded in UTF-8.
>
> The RFC doesn't say that UTF-8 is the default, either, and
> text/x-patch is not defined anywhere with that default.  Which means
> there's no default, and in that case 'undecided' is better, because it
> heeds to the preferences of the user.

Right, thanks for explaining.

-- 
Basil





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