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Re: Resending email in Gnus, figuring out charset

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Resending email in Gnus, figuring out charset
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 22:10:27 +0200

> From: Adam Sjøgren <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 20:43:44 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> Eli writes:
> >> The Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit header means "raw bytes in the
> >> body", and the Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 explains how
> >> those bytes should be interpreted, right?
> >
> > These headers tell the receiving end how to interpret the message.
> Yes. So as I received this email, Gnus should be interpreting the bytes
> at utf-8. And it seems to be, as they are displayed correctly.

The way they are displayed can deceive.

> > If you go to one of the offending characters in the Gnus buffer and
> > type "C-u C-x =", what does Emacs show about those characters?
> Ok, if I open the feedbase-email in Gnus, before I press S D r to
> resend, and move point to → and é in the *Article* buffer, I get:

Did you try all of those characters?  Just one is enough to cause what
you describe.

If none of them shows up as belonging to eight-bit charset, the
problem could be in how you set up your email encoding (or encoding in

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