[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: possible bug in quoted-printable-decode region

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: possible bug in quoted-printable-decode region
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:40:53 +0700

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 3:10 PM Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> wrote:

> Maybe I am missing something elementary here. I came across with a file
> which still had quoted printable encoding like this
> Buenas d=C3=ADas:
> So I used
> (quoted-printable-decode-region (region-beginning) (region-end) nil)
> But I obtained the following
> Buedas d\303\255as:

quoted-printable-decode-region gives you a byte string. You are then
supposed to decode that into text using whichever character encoding
you know is used. (Quoted-printable encoding, unlike URL
percent-encoding, does not mandate UTF-8. In RFC 2822 mail, the
character encoding will be given in the Content-Type header’s charset=
parameter. =C3=AD looks like a quoted-printable encoding of UTF-8
encoding of the character U+00ED LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE.)

As a shortcut, you could pass the character encoding as the last
argument to q-p-d-r, but that is described as deprecated in the

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]