decoration problems with German lists

Bug #265826 reported by Jkrieger
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman

Bug Description

1. German is one of the languages where the mapping
to a acharacter set is currently ambiguous:
If you want a Euro sign, you have to use iso-8859-15,
most people still have iso-8859-1 and some have
iso-8859-2 (which also contains all German glyphs).
2. People hat getting there mails in three text/plain parts
(partly due to the deficiencies of their mail readers).
3. List owners tend to put plain ASCII into their
header and
footer files, but this doesn't help, unfortunately, as
still thinks it *must* be iso-8859-1.
4. MIME RFCs recommend taking the lowest compatible
charset. This sometimes leads to Mailman messages
consisting of three ASCII parts.

One longtime solution would be to upgrade everything to
Unicode and downgrade it later on as far as possible.
This sounds expensive, though.
Another, cheaper possibility might be to attach a
character set to haeders and footers.



Changed in mailman:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → New
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