On April, 16 1998 at 8:46, Hasan Karahasan, DJ2xt wrote:
I would like to change mhonarc's behaviour how it decodes quoted
printable. I could use "<nodecodeheads", but i do not want to disable it
completely. I need to change the charackter mapping, because mhonarc
generates wrong german umlauts. It recognizes qp coded umlauts, but it
outputs them as umlauts coded according ibm-437. I would prefere
Huh? ibm-437? Could you provide an example? MHonArc has nothing
in it that involves ibm-437 encoding. What is your character set
setting for your browser? What is the character number of the
character in question?
I believe there are other German-speaking based users out there, and I
have not heard anything from them about incorrect characters getting
displayed. Hopefully, those users can confirm their successful
experiences, and possible provide some extra insight on your problem.
It appears you are talking about non-ASCII extensions in message
headers. By *default*, MHonArc can handle ASCII and the iso-8859
character sets. For the iso-8859 sets, the 8bit characters are
translated to ISO SGML entity references, with the exception of
iso-8859-1, which is left in raw form since most browsers default to
If your are talking about message data, the above applies, with the
addition that iso-2022-jp is supported. The text/plain filter will use
the same character set converters that are used in non-ASCII extensions
in message headers.
Is there a way to do that?
What you are talking about has nothing to do with quoted-printable
decoding, but character set conversion. If you want to customize, or
add to, the character set conversion process, see the CHARSETCONVERTERS
resource. (BTW, if anyone develops useful/general converters, please
Note, the iso-8859-* character sets all have the same range of bytes
that are not defined: 128-159 decimal. Hence, if a character appears
in that range, what gets displayed is undefined. It will depend on the
font set you are using. iso-8859-* based fonts will probably show a
blank (X11 world) but some font sets (usually on PCs) define there own
set of characters for that range.