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Re: gnus should accept UTF8 even if UTF-8 is standard

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: gnus should accept UTF8 even if UTF-8 is standard
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 21:49:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Oct 15 2008, Ted Zlatanov wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:39:41 +0900 Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> wrote: 
> KH> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>>> (define-coding-system-alias 'utf8 'utf-8)
>>> (define-coding-system-alias 'UTF8 'utf-8)
> KH> I agree that defining those aliases causes no problem.

[ See <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.gnus.general/66962> for a
  previous discussion on this topic. ]

I seem to recall that (define-coding-system-alias 'utf8 'utf-8) might
trigger Gnus into sending articles with "Content-type: text/plain;
charset=utf8" which would be plain wrong [1][2].  But I'm not sure.

For the problem at hand (displaying incoming articles), the user can
type `1 g utf-8 RET' (<menu-bar> <Article> <Display> <View as
different encoding> <utf-8>) or add (utf8 . utf-8) to

If it becomes a more frequent mistake, we might add (utf8 . utf-8) to
the default value `mm-charset-synonym-alist'.  I hesitate to pollute
`mm-charset-synonym-alist' by adding entries for each and every pilot

Bye, Reiner.

[1] <http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3629.html>
[2] <http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets>
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