On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 23:40:03 -0400, Ken Hornstein said:
I was curious, so I went back and looked ... while MH-6.8.5 couldn't
decode RFC 2047-encoded headers, that code was added by Richard
Coleman .... in 1998. So every release of nmh since 1999 has had
support for that :-)
however: that being said, neither your one-liner above, nor a
"scan -form <nmh-etc-dir>/scan.default" of the messages in question
does the right thing. clearly they should, so clearly now the problem
is on my end.
I see that you figured out it was MM_CHARSET, which leads me to ask
another question. I don't actually use MM_CHARSET myself; if it's not
set then nmh simply falls back to using your locale setting (assuming
you have support for the nl_langinfo() function). Why do people use
MM_CHARSET instead of just their locale setting?
I suspect a lot of old-timers are still dragging that setting around from
1998 when locale settings were still iffy on many systems (which is why
MM_CHARSET was added rather that using the locale setting).
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