Re: Character set problems
On 2004-10-11 00:32:37 +0200, Michael Kjorling wrote:
> > and 'send_charset'?
> That doesn't look quite right. I am not too much into charset
> configurations, but wouldn't us-ascii:iso-8859-1:iso-8859-15 be more
> reasonable given the "charset" value above? (Which I set explicitly in
> my .muttrc.)
No, it's just your choice. It depends on which charset you want
to use first when sending messages.
us-ascii:iso-8859-1:utf-8 is OK.
us-ascii:iso-8859-15:utf-8 is OK.
us-ascii:iso-8859-1:iso-8859-15:utf-8 is OK.
I think it is best to end it with utf-8 in case the message contains
very special characters (unless Mutt does that automatically).
> I have made these changes now and will have to see if they make any
> difference in practice. A grep of my mutt configuration files for
> `utf-8' also turned up the gpg commands as rather suspicious looking,
> so I changed those as well.
You configuration and signature files MUST be compatible with your
locales. If you use different locales (e.g. iso-8859-15 and utf-8),
you can still use iconv as explained on
(this also applies with other editors than Emacs).
BTW, your message looks fine concerning the encoding.
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