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Bug#508552: marked as forwarded (vm: sends garbled non-ASCII in default

Subject: Bug#508552: marked as forwarded vm: sends garbled non-ASCII in default setup
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 16:21:05 +0000
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Subject: vm: sends garbled non-ASCII in default setup
From: Manoj Srivastava
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:11:19 -0600
Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.vm.bug
The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to gnu.emacs.vm.bug as well.


        [Please retain a CC to [email protected] in order
        for the Debian bug tracking system to retain a record of your

        This was reported by a Debian user.

        In VM's default setup messages containing non-ASCII characters
 are sent as "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-2022-jp".  They look
 garbled in every MUA (Gnus, VM, Rmail, Icedove) I've tried.  If an
 iso-2022 encoding is used at all, at least "Content-Type: text/plain;
 charset=iso-2022-7bit" should be used, which would make the messages
 readable in Emacs-based MUAs.

        Note that this applies to messages sent in VM under emacs22,
 with emacs-snapshot the situation is even worse: all non-ASCII
 characters silently disappear when the message is sent!

        This can be worked around by setting
 vm-mime-8bit-composition-charset to "utf-8" which makes VM send
 messages as "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8", although the
 docstring for vm-mime-8bit-composition-charset wrongly claims that this
 variable has no effect.

I finally went to the eye doctor.  I got contacts.  I only need them to
read, so I got flip-ups. -- Steven Wright
Manoj Srivastava <[email protected]> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>  
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