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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: gnus should accept UTF8 even if UTF-8 is standard
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:42:37 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 23:21:03 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> >     Depends on the particular case you're thinking of.  I already proposed
> >     mm-charset-synonym-alist for the case of charsets in MIME messages.
> > That would work only when the character set is specified in a MIME
> > message, and only for Gnus.  It would be much better to fix the 
> > same problem in a general way that applies for all the places
> > in Emacs that you can specify a coding system.  Why fix just
> > part of the problem?
> Yes, we should probably provide at least a function that we could call
> `get-coding-system' and which would take a string and return
> a coding-systm or nil.

I suggest not to use `get' in the name, since that tends to hint we
are working with some property list or alist, similarly to
`get-language-info'.  Maybe `coding-system-for-charset'?

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