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Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email

From: Julian Bradfield
Subject: Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:23:30 +0000
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On 2012-01-20, John Hein <address@hidden> wrote:
> We're talking about re-saving mime sections so they have something
> other than 7-bit ascii.  That's not necessarily non-text data (if it
> really is text/plain valid utf-8 under the covers for instance), but
> if you view it in such a way not prepared to handle the "binary" data,
> this can cause problems.  That is, we're talking about the possibility
> of having a feature in vm to "insert binary data".

But if you ever get any non-English mail, you may well already have
"binary data" in your text.

I don't see how your worry is any difference from saying "if you do
cat /bin/ls
in an xterm, weird stuff will happen". Of course it will; so what?
If it's actually utf-8, you'll probably see it as intended, as every
modern distribution is set up to use utf-8 by default.

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