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Re: smtpmail and ~/.authinfo

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: smtpmail and ~/.authinfo
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:11:37 +0200
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"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

>  > On the other hand, if auth-source prompts for a password, and you type
>  > in something non-ASCII, the result will probably be something utf8-ey, I
>  > think?
> No.  1.3 billion Chinese are very likely to use GB2312, not to mention
> 130 million Japanese who use Shift JIS.  These are not UTF-8-ey in
> several ways, and Shift JIS even abuses octets in the ASCII range for
> use in multibyte characters.

I meant: If you type something into auth-source today that is non-ASCII,
what you'll get in the .authinfo file is probably utf-8.

Which, as you point out, may not be what the user wants.

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