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Re: unreadable message

From: Alexey Pustyntsev
Subject: Re: unreadable message
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 16:05:02 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.10 Emacs/22.1

Hello Adam!

Thanks for your reply.

> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:58:03 +0100
> From: (Adam Sj?gren )
> Subject: Re: unreadable message

> What, exactly, seems to be the problem?

Once the post command (C-c C-c) typed, it may produce garbage.
People, who receive the mail, cannot read it. For instance, a friend
of mine, who is an ordinary windows user, tried to read it on
different machines but with no luck. Frequently, when that happens, I
cannot read it either.    

While you managed to decode that bit, which was actually readable in
my outgoing mail box but unreadable at my friend's machine, there is
no guarantee it's always possible to do that easily. Usually, what you
get after decoding is a set of numbers with backslashes in front of
them, which are the unicode character codes, as I understand it.  

I don't think that manually running base64 decoding is an acceptable
alternative for a decent MUA. Unfortunately, the bug is of occasional
nature, which means not every text causes that to happen. It seems
that Gnus/Emacs functions dealing with unicode may have this bug.


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