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Re: [Pan-devel] posting charset

From: Rocky S. Lee
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] posting charset
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 09:15:35 +0800

Hi, I think this is a good way:
first, use the environment locale setting, like Charles said. then, let the user can choise. An easy way is, get the default value of charset setting from the environment locale setting, when user change it, use what the user choose. And, just add a "Get from locale setting" option to reset it.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] posting charset

On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 14:55, Charles Kerr wrote:
> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 06:53:10PM +0200, Colin Leroy wrote:
> > Just a question :) Wouldn't it be nice to save, either as a definable
> > pref, either save the "last used choice", the charset that user want
> > for posting ?
> IIRC right now it comes from poking setlocale() and then calling
> get_closest_locale() in message-window.c., which I lifted from
> Balsa.  i18n users will already have their locale set, so the hope
> is that Pan will `just work' without the user having to explicitly
> set their charset.

I think that is a good heuristic for setting the default charset.
However, I think we should remember the last used choice. For example: I
prefer to use apps in English (no translations for me), so I leave the
locale at en_US, which gives me a default charset of iso8859-1. To post
in a non-english newsgroup, I'd set the charset to iso8859-15. [1]

However, by not remembering the charset, I'd have to do this every time.
So, I think Colin's idea has merit.  We already have a charset field in
the Group struct, so it should just be a matter of using it to set the
posting charset and vice versa ?


[1] OK, technically I could post most west-european languages in
iso8859-1, but you get the idea. :-)

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