Re: Mutt and accents
On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 08:29:51PM -0400, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
> I'm trying to learn how to write text in French so that I can send
> properly accented emails to a friend of mine. Unfortunately we're having a
> problem with the accents that I'm sending through. He's using KMail, and
> I'm using Mutt (not that it should matter)...
> I have the following set in .muttrc:
> set allow_8bit
> set charset="iso-8859-15"
> set send_charset="us-ascii:iso-8859-1:iso-8859-15"
> I am setting my keyboard layout with the following (I've left the comments
> in just in case anyone else is interested in being able to switch
> keyboards but never knew how before now).
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
> Driver "keyboard"
> Option "CoreKeyboard"
> Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
> Option "XkbLayout" "us_intl"
> # unfortunately us_intl cannot be combined with another
> # keyboard mapping. "fr" gives the french keyboard layout
> # NOTE: this is NOT QWERTY!
> # test settings with: xprop -root |grep _XKB
> # change the setting with:
> # sudo setxkbmap us_intl
> #Option "XkbLayout" "us,fr"
> #Option "XKbOptions" "grp:shift_toggle"
> So all of this is fine and lovely...but something's going wrong when I
> send out the email. My friend is getting Z with a ^ instead of accented
> characters when he tries to read my mail. I can read his mail with no
> problems though (i.e. my mail with my accents quoting his mail with his
> accents works perfectly). As best I can figure out there may be a problem
> with the fact that I'm sending:
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
> whereas my friend's email gets sent through as:
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> Is that the problem, or does the problem lie somewhere else?
> My accented characters look like this: Ã? Ã© Ã¡ Ã® Ã§ (etc). That should be e`, eÂ?,
> aÂ?, i^ c,.
> I'm not even sure where to look for the solution. As best as I try to
> understand character encodings it always manages to muddle my brain. :/
Check your locale. Right now this is mine:
I know that if I change it to UTF8, or latin1 with euro, garbage is
generated (why, I don't know. It shouldn't be) I am able to switch
beteween spanish and english layouts using an XF86Config similar to
your setting. áéíóú, äëïöü, ñÑ, çÇ