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Re: Incorrect character encoding in received messages

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Incorrect character encoding in received messages
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2019 19:07:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Garjola Dindi <> writes:

> I have recently been having trouble with Gnus decoding some e-mails as
> ASCII when actually they should be decoded as unicode.

Sounds like there's no Content-Type header in the message that says what
the charset it.

> For instance, in French, the “à” char gets displayed as “\340”.

Then the message isn't encoded as utf-8, but is probably latin-1.

`C-u W M c' in the summary buffer should allow you to decode the message
in the proper charset.

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