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Re: Bug#95975: mutt: doesn't use charset anymore

md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:

> On May 02, Paul Slootman <paul@debian.org> wrote:
>  >So I should now set en environment variable to get mutt working the way
>  >it used to, which was a "reasonable" mode of operation.  IMHO that's in
>  >violation of policy section 10.9:
>  >
>  >	A program must not depend on environment variables
>  >	to get reasonable defaults.
> You'd better reassign this bug to libc then, guess what is mutt using to
> determine if a character is printable or not?
I think that *mutt* is definitely broken in this regard, because *no*
other console program i know (e.g. mc or pine) breaks like this using
the very same libc.  Only mutt has become broken like this, the
unfortunate pine mailer still works just fine.  Why can't mutt as
well?  And yes, i do run unstable.  So how is mutt's behaviour under
potato (compiled for potato naturally)?

I really start to dislike mutt because it is the only program which
actually needs me to configure unwanted locale settings just for
properly displaying ISO-8859-1 when any other console program seems
not to be so choosy in this regard.
                                     Annoyed, P. *8^/
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