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Re: Gnus reply encoding

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Gnus reply encoding
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:09:07 +0900

Katsumi Yamaoka <address@hidden> writes:
> (iso-8859-1 iso-2022-jp iso-2022-jp-2 shift_jis utf-8)
> By the modified value as mentioned above, iso-2022-jp-2 will not
> be chosen if there are only ascii text and £ sign.  I'm going to
> change the default value in Japan into the same value as I'm
> using, later.

This is still really kind of wrong though.

What situation is the setting of `mm-coding-system-priorities' supposed to
solve, which the defaults get wrong for typical Japanese users?

I imagine the problem is that there are `small' encodings (like 8859*), and
`big' encodings (like iso-2022-jp, utf-8, etc), and what you really want to
say is "prefer the japanese big encodings to other big encodings" (whereas
probably the default should probably be "prefer utf-8 to other big encodings").
For a message that's entirely with a small encoding you probably want to
use the defaults.

I wonder if adding such a classification (`big' and `small' encodings;
probably with better names :-) and making the mm priority mechanism
sensitive to the difference would help.

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