Re: mutt/2164: unrelevant 'bad IDN' error message
The following reply was made to PR mutt/2164; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Alain Bench <veronatif@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Sergey <psv@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: mutt/2164: unrelevant 'bad IDN' error message
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 20:42:39 +0100 (CET)
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On Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 20:31:02 +0200, Sergey wrote:
> I don't understand, why $charset that is used for reading messages
> does problem for send messages? $send_charset work properly.
Upon sending, a conversion *from $charset* to one of $send_charset
(or to the strange IDN coding) is performed. So of course $charset
counts, as a point of origin.
> my terminal has US settings
Mutt can't work correctly like this. May I suggest something like:
- A KOI8-R terminal
So everything will be English, including Mutt's interface, but Mutt
will display both English and Russian mails written in whatever charset.
- An UTF-8 terminal
In both cases do *not* set $charset: It automatically takes the good
value. You can continue to call gvim, or just use Mutt's internal pager.
> I'm used mutt only two weeks
Welcome to Mutt, Sergey! There are many infos about charset settings
> Anycase, I think this bug is duplicate for bug 'invalid $charset'.
I don't understand: What do you mean?
>>> set charset ="utf-8:us-ascii:koi8-r:windows-1251"'
>> Nonsense: $charset doesn't take such values.
> But it works :-): I can see russian mails in gvim. May be mutt use
> only first value (utf-8)?
No: It takes the whole pile as one charset. It appears to work at
first sight only by accident. Because mail and terminal match. Or
because the (limited) autosensing of gvim helped.
But the pile is an invalid charset, which breaks iconv, hurts
libidn, stops display and send conversions, and mislabels outgoing
mails. Definitely bad.
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