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

On Thu 03 May 2001, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 05:51:53PM -0700, Ben Gertzfield wrote:
> > >>>>> "Paul" == Paul Seelig <pseelig@mail.Uni-Mainz.de> writes:
> > 
> >     Paul> I think that *mutt* is definitely broken in this regard,
> >     Paul> because *no* other console program i know (e.g. mc or pine)
> >     Paul> breaks like this using the very same libc. 
> > 
> > It's not just mutt.  GTK+ has the same problem. 
> ls does the same thing. It's a fact of life; locales need to be
> configured if you're not working in 7bit ASCII.

Sure, whatever, but *my* original point is that there is a setting in
mutt, namely "charset", which is documented to tell mutt what character
set the terminal is capable of displaying and entering. This used to
work fine, but suddenly it doesn't anymore even though the docs have not
changed one iota in this respect. I'd suggest that as long as the
"charset" setting is still supported in mutt, mutt should use that to
override an absence of any locale settings (as it in fact did in the
past, effectively).

Paul Slootman
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