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Bug#136654: Adding missing headers to debbugs-mails

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 02:52:18PM +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> On 25/09/2002 Colin Watson wrote:
> > Jonas, it would be useful if you said exactly which mails Courier
> > complains about.
> Mails with german umlauts for example. If you have
> Maintainer: N?me S?rn?me  (*g*)
> courier adds this 'CORRUPTED MESSAGE ...'

So are we talking about that maintainer's name appearing in the message
headers, or the message body? The MIME recommendations for dealing with
these are entirely different. (That's why I asked "exactly".)

As far as headers go, RFC 2047 specifies a means for encoding non-ASCII
data there. However, 8-bit data in the Maintainer: field currently has
no defined encoding as far as I know, so debbugs can't do this encoding
correctly. UTF-8 will probably be used in the long run, so putting
Latin-1 characters there as you did above will be wrong.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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